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Do parabolas have asymptotes? If not, why?

 Apr 9, 2015

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LOL, Melody!!!

Look at the general form of a parabola

y =a(x - h)^2 + k

Asymptotes occur where things are either undefined or where they reach some limit.....but, here......there are no bounds on x.  "y" is "bounded" .....in a sense......by whether the parabola is upward turning or downward turning.......but there are no "asymptotes"

 

   

 Apr 10, 2015
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NO because they don't     

  

 Apr 10, 2015
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Best Answer

LOL, Melody!!!

Look at the general form of a parabola

y =a(x - h)^2 + k

Asymptotes occur where things are either undefined or where they reach some limit.....but, here......there are no bounds on x.  "y" is "bounded" .....in a sense......by whether the parabola is upward turning or downward turning.......but there are no "asymptotes"

 

   

CPhill Apr 10, 2015
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Didn't you like my answer Chris.    LOL

 Apr 10, 2015
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No...I didn't like your answer.....because I don't.....LOL!!!!

 

 

  

 Apr 10, 2015
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Well I never !!!!!       ROF LOL

 Apr 10, 2015

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