OK... what were the 2 things?
intercepts  
asymptotes 
What were the 2 sentences?
These guys are functions.  
Graphs hug asymptotes. 
Let's do some graphing, baby!
Graph  2 things 
 The yintercept: Find f(0) 
 The xintercept: Set numerator = 0 and solve 


 Vertical asymptotes: Set denominator = 0 and solve 

 Horizontal asymptote: 
Look at 


Now we're ready to graph... Remember that plotting points is for sissies, so use your brain!
First, let's get our intercepts and asymptotes on the graph:
*Remember the the graph CANNOT cross the yaxis anywhere else and it CANNOT cross the xaxis at all! 
Now, we use our brains and our sentences...
These are the three neighborhoods that this graph lives in:
Let's look at the left neighborhood:
*Remember your 2 sentences!
Since he's a function (and must pass the vertical line test), he can't do both.
What did we say about crossing the xaxis for this guy? (Look back if you need to.)
Yep  he's not allowed to cross the xaxis! But, look at that bottom guy:
But, he's not allowed to  so, he's got to live upstairs!
We can use the same reasoning for the right neighborhood:
What about the middle neighborhood?
And remember, he's not allowed to cross the xaxis! So, he CAN'T do any of these things:
What's left?
YOUR TURN:
Graph  (You already have all the pieces!) 
Hey, you can check it on the graphing calculator! Enter it in like this: