# How do you determine if the equation #y = 0.5(4)^x# represents exponential growth or decay?

##### 1 Answer

Jul 7, 2017

I would say an exponential growth.

#### Explanation:

You can obviously plot it but if you can also conside that in your function you have

Graphically:

graph{0.5*(4^x) [-14.24, 14.24, -7.12, 7.12]}

If you want, try to think at the case where instead of having