Graphing Exponential Functions
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Graphing the Function f(x) = 2^x

I plotted 10 different points that satisfied the equation f(x) = 2 x starting with 1 as the value of x.

The curved line would cross the x-axis at the point (0, 1) but this curved line segment does not show that because the first value of x that I plotted was 1. The curved line would not cross the y-axis because 2 to the power of 0 is 1 and you cannot get a value of 0 for y using this equation. You could see this better if the scale on the y-axis were smaller. The scale I used was 100 and this makes the beginning part of the line segment difficult to really see.

The values for f(x) start off increasing slowly but get large quite quickly.



Graphing Exponential Functions || Graphing Polynomial Functions || Graphing Linear Functions


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