# Find the Asymptotes x^2-4y^2-2x-15=0

Find the standard form of the hyperbola.
Add to both sides of the equation.
Complete the square for .
Use the form , to find the values of , , and .
Consider the vertex form of a parabola.
Substitute the values of and into the formula .
Simplify the right side.
Cancel the common factor of .
Cancel the common factor.
Divide by .
Multiply by .
Find the value of using the formula .
Simplify each term.
Raise to the power of .
Multiply by .
Divide by .
Multiply by .
Subtract from .
Substitute the values of , , and into the vertex form .
Substitute for in the equation .
Move to the right side of the equation by adding to both sides.
Divide each term by to make the right side equal to one.
Simplify each term in the equation in order to set the right side equal to . The standard form of an ellipse or hyperbola requires the right side of the equation be .
This is the form of a hyperbola. Use this form to determine the values used to find the asymptotes of the hyperbola.
Match the values in this hyperbola to those of the standard form. The variable represents the x-offset from the origin, represents the y-offset from origin, .
The asymptotes follow the form because this hyperbola opens left and right.
Simplify to find the first asymptote.
Remove parentheses.
Simplify .
Simplify the expression.
Multiply by .
Apply the distributive property.
Combine and .
Combine and .
Move the negative in front of the fraction.
Simplify to find the second asymptote.
Remove parentheses.
Simplify .
Simplify the expression.
Multiply by .
Apply the distributive property.
Combine and .
Multiply .
Multiply by .
Multiply by .
This hyperbola has two asymptotes.
The asymptotes are and .
Asymptotes:
Find the Asymptotes x^2-4y^2-2x-15=0