To determine linear growth and decay, observe how a quantity changes steadily over time. In growth, the quantity increases by a constant rate per unit of time, depicted as \( y = mx + b \), where \( m \) represents the rate of increase. In contrast, decay involves a steady decrease at a constant rate. Use a worksheet and look at examples to understand how growth and decay are different in real-life situations.

Algebra 2

Exponential Functions