# How do you find the vertical, horizontal or slant asymptotes for #(2x)/(x-1)#?

##### 1 Answer

Mar 8, 2016

#### Answer:

vertical asymptote x = 1

horizontal asymptote y = 2

#### Explanation:

Vertical asymptotes occur as the denominator of a rational function tends to zero.To find the equation let the denominator equal zero.

solve: x - 1 = 0 → x = 1 is the asymptote.

Horizontal asymptotes occur as

#lim_(x→±∞) f(x) → 0 # To find equation divide numerator/denominator by x

#(2x)/(x-1) = ((2x)/x)/(x/x- 1/x) = 2/(1 - 1/x)# As x tends to ∞ ,

#1/x → 0 rArr y = 2/1 = 2 " is the asymptote "# Here is the graph of the function.

graph{2x/(x-1) [-10, 10, -5, 5]}