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Question 07 (a) 

Let (a) Find all vertical asymptotes, if they exist. Justify your answer. 
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Hint 

The vertical line is a vertical asymptote of a function if one of the one–sided limits as or of is infinite. 
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Solution 

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Please rate my easiness! It's quick and helps everyone guide their studies. By the quotient rule of limits, if the limit of the denominator , then we have Since for any , has a finite value, is the only candidate of a vertical asymptote of . To see if is indeed a vertical asymptote, we compute the oneside limit. When is close to and positive, is close to and is a very very large positive number. It follows that Therefore, by the definition of vertical asymptote in the Hint, is the only vertical asymptote of the function . Answer: 