Quick Reference ~ A maths Dictionary for Kids by Jenny Eather Email jeather@iprimus.com.au A Maths Dictionary for Kids by Jenny Eather at www.amathsdictionaryforkids.com



• exponential refers to exponents.
noun: exponent, adjective: exponential, adverb: exponentially.
• In an exponential, the base remains the same,
the exponent is a variable.
An exponent is a small number placed to the upper-right of a base number
showing how many copies of the base number are multiplied together.

exponential sequences
• exponential sequences can increase (grow)
or decrease (decay) very quickly.
growth ~ positive exponents,
decay ~ negative exponents.


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