Algebra 1 : How to graph an exponential function

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Example Questions

Example Question #31 : Functions And Lines

What is the horizontal asymptote of the graph of the equation  ?

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Explanation:

The asymptote of this equation can be found by observing that  regardless of . We are thus solving for the value of as approaches zero.

So the value that  cannot exceed is , and the line  is the asymptote.

Example Question #2 : Solving Exponential Functions

What is/are the asymptote(s) of the graph of the function

 ?

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Explanation:

An exponential equation of the form  has only one asymptote - a horizontal one at . In the given function, , so its one and only asymptote is .

 

 

Example Question #1 : How To Graph An Exponential Function

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