# What is the vertical asymptote of 1/x?

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Aug 24, 2014

*The vertical asymptote of #1/x# occurs at #x=0#.*

Vertical asymptotes occur at **limit** of the function as we approach these values from the right or the left (or both) approaches

In this case, this will only occur when the denominator is 0. Since our denominator is simply

For a more in-depth examination of vertical asymptotes, see here: http://socratic.org/questions/what-is-a-vertical-asymptote-in-calculus?