# SOLUTION: I need help finding a vertical asymptote. I have tried to understand, but it is like another language to me. The problem states, FIND THE VERTICAL ASYMPTOTES, IF ANY, OF THE GRAPH

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 Click here to see ALL problems on Rational-functions Question 332814: I need help finding a vertical asymptote. I have tried to understand, but it is like another language to me. The problem states, FIND THE VERTICAL ASYMPTOTES, IF ANY, OF THE GRAPH OF RATIONAL FUNCTIONS X+3/X(X+1) I sincerely appreciate any help I can get with this. Thanks!Answer by solver91311(16897)   (Show Source): You can put this solution on YOUR website! A rational function: has a vertical asymptote at any value of such that , so long as any factors common to both and have been eliminated. If , then the line represented by the equation is a vertical asymptote. For your given function, and . Clearly these two functions have no factors in common, so simply set: And solve for all values of . Each of these values is an value that completes an equation of a vertical asymptote, for your rational function. Compare your results to the graph below: John My calculator said it, I believe it, that settles it