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1-117.

Write a rational function with (*x* − 3) in both the numerator and the denominator to make a hole at *x* = 3.

Remember that vertical asymptotes are formed by zeros in the denominator.

An asymptote at the *x* axis is the same as having a vertical asymptote of *x* = 0.

Holes and vertical asymptotes do not affect end behavior. How can *y* = 3*x* − 1 be altered so that it has a hole or vertical asymptote?

Possible answer: *y* = 3*x* − 1 + [answer to part (a)]