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That all depends on the problem given!

A general form of the exponential growth/decay is:

y = ab^x.

  • If we have an exponential growth, b = 1 + r
  • Otherwise, b = 1 - r.

In the second version, the exponential growth is y = Ae^(kt) while the exponential decay is y = Ae^(-kt)

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What is the difference between exponential growth and decay?

Exponential growth is when the amount of something is increasing, and exponential decay is when the amount of something is decreasing.

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