# How do you determine if the equation y = 1.23(1.02)^x represents exponential growth or decay?

The general exponential function is $y = a {b}^{x}$ In the above equation 1.23 represents the y-intercept or the number at the beginning of the experiment. 1.02 is the growth rate and x is time after the experiment begins. graph{1.23*(1.02)^x [-160, 160, -80, 80]}