# How do you identify equations as exponential growth, exponential decay, linear growth or linear decay #f(x) = 4 (3/2)^x#?

##### 1 Answer

Jun 28, 2018

Growth is an increasing function, decay is a decreasing one.

Exponential means that the function contains and exponent, and linear means that a graph of the equation is a straight line.

#### Explanation:

For the expression given we have an exponent, so the result will be exponential. Because the exponent is applied to a positive value (