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Asymptotes and exponential functions

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One of the archeologists you interviewed for your article is graphing asymptotes to illustrate the data generated through carbon dating the half-life of fossil specimens. Help him with his work by solving these problems:

Explain and contrast the types of asymptotes considered for rational functions.
Browse through some newspapers or magazines and find a situation that fits an exponential function. Explain why that data or situation fits an exponential function.

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This provides a look at various types of asymptotes and also real-life exponential function situations.

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