# How do you identify equations as exponential growth, exponential decay, linear growth or linear decay #M(t)=8(2)^(1/6t)#?

##### 1 Answer

Jun 3, 2015

A linear (decay or growth) has the variable 'in line" with the other terms as in:

The constant

For example

An exponential has the variable up on the "first floor" as in:

The constant

In your case you have

Graphically:

graph{8(2^(x/6)) [-25.66, 25.66, -12.83, 12.82]}