I am in pre-calc and my teacher gave us this worksheet that wants us to graph rational functions. i understand it for the most part but the thing i dont understand is how to factor them. one of the questions looks like this:

f(x)=(5x+20)/(x^2+x-12)

Domain:_______

Hole(s):_________

V.A (vertical asaymptote):_________

X-int:_______

Y-int:___________

then it gives me a graph. if anybody understands this plz help me ASAP!!!! this homework is due tomorrow :(
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chooz sum x's & kalkulate y for eech x...that giv yu a lota points

plot em

5x+20=5(x+4)

x^2+x-12=(x-3)(x+4)

equashun=5(x+4)/[(x+4)(x-3)]

=5/(x-3)

defined for all x sept x=3

1 point: (0,-5/3)

for big x, look like 5/x, so slope dekreez, but never get tu 0
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