# A rational function, R(x) has the following characteristics:

a vertical asymptote at x = 3,

a horizontal asymptote at y = 2,

and a hole at (2, −2).

Sketch the function and determine what it could be using the following steps:

Put in the factor that would account for the vertical asymptote at x = 3.

Add in the factors that would account for a hole at x = 2.

Determine what must be true about the numerator and denominator for there to be a horizontal asymptote at y = 2.

Add the factors that would account for the horizontal asymptote at y = 2.

Describe what you must do in order for the hole to appear at (2, −2).

Write the completed function.