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Question 04 (b) 

ShortAnswer Question. Simplify your answer as much as possible and show your work. The graph of has a slant asymptote. Find an equation of the slant asymptote. 
Make sure you understand the problem fully: What is the question asking you to do? Are there specific conditions or constraints that you should take note of? How will you know if your answer is correct from your work only? Can you rephrase the question in your own words in a way that makes sense to you? 
If you are stuck, check the hints below. Read the first one and consider it for a while. Does it give you a new idea on how to approach the problem? If so, try it! If after a while you are still stuck, go for the next hint. 
Hint 1 

Try dividing by . (Use polynomial long division or synthetic division.) 
Hint 2 


Hint 3 

What difference approaches zero as and as ? What relation does this difference have to the (slant) asymptote of ? 
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Solution 

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Please rate my easiness! It's quick and helps everyone guide their studies. Polynomial division shows us that . Therefore
