An exponential function is a function with the general form y = ab^{x} and the following conditions:
Notice the use of the independent variable (x) as an exponent. This is important in order to have an exponential function.
Notice that x disappears as an exponent when b = 1. Therefore, b cannot be equal to 1.
When b > 1, you can model growth and b is the growth factor.
When 0 < b < 1, you can model decay and b is the decay factor.
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Modeling exponential growth with the exponential function y = ab^x
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