## Exam-Style Question on Graphs## A mathematics exam-style question with a worked solution that can be revealed gradually |

Question id: 348. This question is similar to one that appeared on an IB Standard paper in 2018. The use of a calculator is allowed.

Let \(f(x) = \frac{9x-3}{bx+9}\) for \(x \neq -\frac9b, b \neq 0\).

(a) The line \(x = 3\) is a vertical asymptote to the graph of \(f\). Find the value of b.

(b) Write down the equation of the horizontal asymptote to the graph of \(f\).

(c) The line \(y = c\) , where \(c\in \mathbb R\) intersects the graph of \( \begin{vmatrix}f(x) \end{vmatrix} \) at exactly one point. Find the possible values of \(c\).

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