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Exponential vs. Power Functions

Published on 10/28/2010

Activity Overview

Students will be able to use various graphical representations to determine which of two functions is greater for large values of x.

Objectives

• Students will be able to use various graphical representations to determine which of two functions is greater for large values of x.
• Students will understand that any exponential function of base greater than 1 will be greater than any power function for sufficiently large values of x.
• Students will be able to determine which of two functions is greater given a graph of the ratio of the two functions.

Vocabulary

• exponential function
• power function
• base

About the Lesson

This lesson is a follow-up lesson to the activity Comparing Exponential and Power Functions.