Remember the formula for an exponential function is represented by
\(\displaystyle{f{{\left({x}\right)}}}={a}{b}^{{x}}\)
where a is the initial value and @ is the growth rate.

If the base, b > 1, then it shows exponential growth. If it is 0

If the base, b > 1, then it shows exponential growth. If it is 0

**Note that the base is an independent variable in the function. Therefore, this equation neither represents exponential growth nor exponential decay.**