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9-24.

If

*y*=has a vertical asymptote at *x*= −3 and a horizontal asymptote at*y*= 5,what are the values of

*a*and*c*? Homework Help ✎

A vertical asymptote occurs due to division by zero.

A horizontal asymptote of 5 means that the dominant term is in the numerator and the denominator. Therefore: