### Home > CALC > Chapter 2 > Lesson 2.1.3 > Problem 2-36

Write a thorough description of the function

Factor the numerator and simplify the ratio to determine the location of holes and/or vertical asymptotes.

No holes (the ratio does not simplify). Vertical asymptote at *x* = 2.

Evaluate values close to *x* = 2 (from the left and from the right) to determine if the function approaches its asymptote in an increasing or decreasing manner.

This will help you with the approach statements for *x* → 2^{+} and *x* → 2^{−}.

Use long division to determine the end behavior.

This will also help you write the approach statements for *x* → − ∞ and *x* → ∞.

Use the graph to write your approach statements and your slope statement.

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