## Mathematics

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### Mathematics

Isn't exponential growth the exact reverse of exponential deterioration?

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yes, it is.
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Would the equations for both be as follows:

f(x) = a^x for growth

and f(x) = a^1/x for deterioration?

I'm curious.

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Try graphing it, one would be your typical expoential curve and the other would be your root curve since a^1/x is equal to the xth root.
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