Algebra 1: Common Core (15th Edition)

Published by Prentice Hall
ISBN 10: 0133281140
ISBN 13: 978-0-13328-114-9

Chapter 7 - Exponents and Exponential Functions - Get Ready! - Page 415: 25


When we say new growth, it means that the plant's size has increased. The growth factor tells us by how much the plant increases for a specific interval.

Work Step by Step

For example, if the plant's height doubles in a week, then the growth factor is 2 as the height of the plant increases by a factor of 2 every time a week passes.
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