# Chapter 8: Exponents and Exponential Functions

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**At Grade**Created by: CK-12

Exponential functions occur in daily situations; money in a bank account, population growth, the decay of carbon-14 in living organisms, and even a bouncing ball. Exponential equations involve **exponents**, or the concept of repeated multiplication. This chapter focuses on combining expressions using the properties of exponents. The latter part of this chapter focuses on creating exponential equations and using the models to predict.

Chapter Outline

- 8.1.
## Exponential Properties Involving Products

- 8.2.
## Exponential Properties Involving Quotients

- 8.3.
## Zero, Negative, and Fractional Exponents

- 8.4.
## Scientific Notation

- 8.5.
## Exponential Growth Functions

- 8.6.
## Exponential Decay Functions

- 8.7.
## Geometric Sequences and Exponential Functions

- 8.8.
## Problem-Solving Strategies

- 8.9.
## Chapter 8 Review

- 8.10.
## Chapter 8 Test

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This chapter covers more complex properties of exponents when used in functions. Exponential decay and growth are considered, as are geometric sequences and scientific notation.

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Jul 19, 2013
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Apr 29, 2014
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