# 2.6: Oblique Asymptotes

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Degree |
The degree of a polynomial is the largest exponent of the polynomial. |

Horizontal Asymptote |
A horizontal asymptote is a horizontal line that indicates where a function flattens out as the independent variable gets very large or very small. A function may touch or pass through a horizontal asymptote. |

Intercept |
The intercepts of a curve are the locations where the curve intersects the and axes. An intercept is a point at which the curve intersects the -axis. A intercept is a point at which the curve intersects the -axis. |

Oblique Asymptote |
An oblique asymptote is a diagonal line marking a specific range of values toward which the graph of a function may approach, but generally never reach. An oblique asymptote exists when the numerator of the function is exactly one degree greater than the denominator. An oblique asymptote may be found through long division. |

Oblique Asymptotes |
An oblique asymptote is a diagonal line marking a specific range of values toward which the graph of a function may approach, but generally never reach. An oblique asymptote exists when the numerator of the function is exactly one degree greater than the denominator. An oblique asymptote may be found through long division. |

Rational Equation |
A rational equation is an equation that contains a rational expression. |

Rational Function |
A rational function is any function that can be written as the ratio of two polynomial functions. |

Slant Asymptote |
A slant asymptote is a diagonal line marking a specific range of values toward which the graph of a function may approach, but will never reach. A slant asymptote exists when the numerator of the function is exactly one degree greater than the denominator. A slant asymptote may be found through long division. |

Transformations |
Transformations are used to change the graph of a parent function into the graph of a more complex function. |

Vertical Asymptote |
A vertical asymptote is a vertical line marking a specific value toward which the graph of a function may approach, but will never reach. |

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Understanding oblique asymptotes of rational functions, and how to locate them.

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Nov 01, 2012
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