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Lesson 30: Exponential Functions

Beginning with a formal definition of an exponential function, the lesson then compares the graphs of increasing and decreasing exponential functions. A comparison between exponential and power functions follows, which leads to methods for determining the \(p\) value in the power function \(h(x) = kx^p\) and the value of the base \(b\) in the exponential function \(f(x) = ab^x\). A procedure for solving exponential equations is presented before a population application problem is solved. The lesson concludes with a discussion about using graphs to find approximate solutions to exponential equations.

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Creator(s): 
Bruce Yoshiwara (Pierce College) and Kathy Yoshiwara (Pierce College)
Cataloger: 
Bohdan Rhodehamel
Publisher: 
Developmental Mathematics Collection
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CC BY-NC-SA

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