# How do you determine if the equation y = 1.7(1.06)^x represents exponential growth or decay?

Apr 8, 2018

#### Explanation:

$y = 1.7 {\left(1.06\right)}^{x}$

The equation above represents an exponential growth because the number in braces is greater than one. Math rules state that if the number in braces is greater than one, then the function represents an exponential growth.