## How can you tell whether an exponential equation models growth or decay? Use the general form of an exponential expression to explain your a

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Answer:Step-by-step explanation:The general form of an exponential equation for growth is

and for decay is

In general, if the number inside the parenthesis (the growth or decay rate) is greater than 1, it’s a growth problem. If the number inside the parenthesis is greater than 0 but less than 1 (in other words a positive fraction), it’s a decay problem.