# Lesson 30: Exponential Functions

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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.

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