Graphing Rational Functions Exploration
1) Change the values of the leading coefficients (N & D) and the linear factors (p,q, m, n). 2) Check "Show Vertical Asymptotes" 3) Check "Show Horizontal Asymptotes" 4) Check "Plot Points" 5) Trace the graph for acceptable values of the domain (slide d). 6) Check "Show Graph of Function" 7) Repeat and have fun! :-)
What do the factors of the numerator of a rational function help you determine? What do the factors of the denominator of a rational function help you determine? What does it mean if there is a common factor in the numerator and denominator? How do the values of the leading coefficients affect the graph of a rational function?