Here is an example of how to determine if a graph is exponential growth or decay. Remember to read the lesson on this topic.

Basic steps to follow:

1. Both exponential growth and decay are functions- i.e. there graphs pass the vertical line test

2. Exponential function graphs slope upward from left to right- decay graphs slope downwards from left to right

3. When graphing exponential growth or decay graphs always find the y-intercept (0, y) to use as a reference point

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Important habits to master math:

1. write out all steps

2. be very neat

3. use pencil not pen

4. review your work as your go

5. make sure you know the basics like fractions, positive and negative numbers and order of operations