How do you find the slant asymptote of #y=(x^3 - 4x^2 + 2x -5)/ (x^2 + 2)#?

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Answer:

#color(blue)("Slant Asymptote")#
#color(blue)(y=x-4)#

Explanation:

To find the slant asymptote, we divide #x^3-4x^2+2x-5# by #x^2+2#

The resulting quotient not including the remainder part represents the slant asymptote

Let us divide

#" " " " " " " " " " " "underline(x-4" " " " " " " " " " " " " ")#
#x^2+0*x+2|~x^3-4x^2+2x-5#
#" " " " " " " " " " " "underline(x^3+0x^2+2x" " " " " " " ")#
#" " " " " " " " " " " " " "-4x^2+0-5#
#" " " " " " " " " " " " " "underline(-4x^2+0x-8" " " " " ")#
#" " " " " " " " " " " " " " " " " " " " "" " " " +3#

Observe the quotient #x-4# so that our slant asymptote is

#y=x-4#

Kindly see the graph of #y=(x^3-4x^2+2x-5)/(x^2+2)" "#(colored red) and the slant asymptote #y=x-4" "#(colored blue).

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