Directions: Using the integers -9 to 9, at most one time each, fill in the boxes to create a rational function, its vertical asymptote, and the greatest possible solution.

### Hint

How do the fraction’s numerator, the constant being added to x in the denominator, and the constant being added to the fraction each affect the values of the solution and vertical asymptote?

### Answer

The greatest possible solution found so far is:

y = 2/(x + -9) + 1

Solution: x = 7

Vertical asymptote: x = 9

y = 2/(x + -9) + 1

Solution: x = 7

Vertical asymptote: x = 9

Source: Robert Kaplinsky