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exponential functions

1. Do exponential functions only model phenomena that grow, or can they also model phenomena that decay? Explain what is different in the form of the function in each case.

2. Assume that the number of viruses present in a sample is modeled by the exponential function "f(t) = 10t," where t is the elapsed time in minutes. How would you apply logarithms to determine when the sample will grow to 5 billion viruses?

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This post assesses exponential functions.