How to Find Horizontal Asymptotes


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What is the degree of the following polynomial?

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1. Identify the horizontal asymptote (if any) of the graph of the following equation.

2. Identify the horizontal asymptote (if any) of the graph of the following equation.

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

The attached quiz and worksheet will give you a sense of how well you understand horizontal asymptotes. Practice questions test your ability to determine if a graph has a horizontal asymptote and, if so, to find its representative equation.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

In this quiz, you'll be asked to find:

  • Degree of a polynomial
  • A polynomial's lead coefficient
  • The equation of a horizontal asymptote when given a polynomial equation

Skills Practiced

  • Problem solving - practice finding horizontal asymptotes and degrees of a polynomial
  • Information recall - remember info from the lesson on how to identify a lead coefficient
  • Knowledge application - apply steps you learned in the lesson on horizontal asymptotes to sample problems

Additional Learning

To solidify your understanding of the process for finding horizontal asymptotes, read the accompanying lesson called How to Find Horizontal Asymptotes. Check out this lesson for info about:

  • What an asymptote is
  • Types of graphs that have asymptotes
  • The definition of key terms such as lead coefficient
  • Exact steps for finding a horizontal asymptote
  • Rules you can apply to polynomial degree to determine the horizontal asymptote of a graph