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Post by paperclip » Wed Sep 28, 2005 3:28 am

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

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Post by MrMistery » Wed Sep 28, 2005 5:38 pm

yes, it is.
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Post by Fried Zygote Sandwich » Wed Sep 28, 2005 11:17 pm

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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Post by mith » Wed Sep 28, 2005 11:26 pm

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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Post by Fried Zygote Sandwich » Wed Sep 28, 2005 11:37 pm

Yeah, I just don't know how to do a root sign using my computer so I did it that way.

Do the equations work for exponential growth and deterioration?

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