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9-24.
1. If y = has a vertical asymptote at x = −3 and a horizontal asymptote at y = 5,

2. what are the values of a and c? Homework Help ✎

A vertical asymptote occurs due to division by zero.

$2(-3) + c = 0$

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

$\frac{a}{2} = 5$