## Intermediate Algebra (6th Edition)

We are given the function $g(x)=3^{x}$. In general, exponential functions are written in the form $f(x)=b^{x}$ (where $b\gt0$, $b\ne1$, and $x$ is a real number). In other words, exponential functions consist of a constant that is raised to the power of a variable. Therefore, the given function is an exponential function, because it consists of the constant 3 raised to the power of the variable x.