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The graph of y = (5x^2 - 9)/(x^2 + 5x + 2) has vertical asymptotes at x = a and x = b. Find a + b.

 Aug 4, 2021
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Verical asymptopes occur when the denominator would be = 0

 

x^2 + 5x + 2 = 0     Quadratic formula shows x = - 5/2 +- sqrt (17)/2         sum = -5

 Aug 4, 2021

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