# What is the vertical asymptote of #y=1/(x+3)# ?

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Aug 24, 2014

*The vertical asymptote of #y=1/(x+3)# will occur when the denominator is equal to 0. In this case, that will occur at -3, so the vertical asymptote occurs at #x=-3#. There is no y-coordinate to be included.*

For a more thorough explanation behind vertical asymptotes, see here: http://socratic.org/questions/what-is-a-vertical-asymptote-in-calculus? In summary however, vertical asymptotes occur at **limit** of the function, either overall or from the right or the left, approaches