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Horizontal Asymptote for rational function  TOPIC_SOLVED

I was graphing a function today and was wondering why you devide the exponent on the highest degree on top by the exponent on the highest degree on the bottom to get the horizontal asymptote if the degrees are equal in numerator and denominator... I understand that this works and that we can get the...
by monjinho
on Wed May 25, 2011 8:02 am
 
Forum: Intermediate Algebra
Topic: Horizontal Asymptote for rational function
Replies: 1
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rational exponent on a negative.  TOPIC_SOLVED

In my math book there is a question: -25^3/2 and (-27)^4/3.
I would think it is impossible to take roots of a negative but my math book apparently says that the answer is -125 and 81.
Can you help me understand this?
by monjinho
on Thu Jun 16, 2011 2:20 am
 
Forum: Beginning Algebra
Topic: rational exponent on a negative.
Replies: 1
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What's wrong with my approach???  TOPIC_SOLVED

With the problem 2/(1-i) * (1+i)/(1+i),

since (1+i)/(1+i) cancels out to a one, if you multiply one times 2/(1-i), don't you just get 2(1-i)??
For some reason, the answer is l+i.
Why can't you just make (1+i)/(1+i) equal one?
by monjinho
on Wed Sep 07, 2011 8:29 am
 
Forum: Intermediate Algebra
Topic: What's wrong with my approach???
Replies: 1
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