# A1.FIF.7 - Graph functions from their symbolic representationsCopy of Exponential Growth & Decay (Illustrated Meaning)

- Author:
- Sharon Mahon, Tim Brzezinski

- Topic:
- Functions

**Whenever a quantity increases by a certain percentage per unit time, this quantity is said to grow exponentially.**

**Whenever a quantity decreases by a certain percentage per unit time, this quantity is said to decay exponentially.**Interact with the following applet for a few minutes, then answer the questions that follow.

What value or values do/does the base have to assume in order for the function to GROW exponentially?

What value or values do/does the base have to assume in order for the function to DECAY exponentially?

What happens if base = 1?