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**3d_guru****Member**- Registered: 2006-01-02
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hey guys...i've attached a picture with an explanation of my problem. please help

cheers

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**Ricky****Moderator**- Registered: 2005-12-04
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If x = -1, then:

y = 1 / (1 - 1) = 1 / 0

This is not 0, it is undefined. In this particular equation, it is either negative or positive infinity.

You're just unlucky with the coordinates you picked to graph it.

Try x =

1/4 - 1

1/2 - 1

1 - 1

2 - 1

4 - 1

8 - 1

Do the same for the negative side.

*Last edited by Ricky (2006-01-06 04:38:40)*

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