Exponential Functions Anatomy

Interact with the app below by dragging the TWO LARGE POINTS. Then answer the questions that follow.

Suppose you graph the exponential function What does the parameter do to the graph? How does it affect it? Explain.

Suppose you graph the exponential function How does the parameter affect the graph? Explain.

Suppose you graph the exponential function How does the parameter affect the graph? Explain.

Does the graph of the exponential function ever cross the dashed horizontal line? Explain how you know it does OR how you know it does not.

Quick (silent) demo