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EXCEL Modeling: Exponential Functions
Often while studying exponential functions it is useful to model how the graph of the function y = ax±c ± k is changed when the values of a, c, and k are modified.



This EXCEL sheet shown above can be modified manually by entering values into the highlighted yellow column. Those changes are automatically updated on the pink graph and reflected in the rebuilt equation shown below. This spreadsheet's operation does not require the enabling of macros.



To run the second EXCEL sheet you have to enable the use of macros to operate the sliders. The range for each slider has been optimized for supporting the spreadsheet's programming.



Information about graphing exponential/power functions can be found in the following lessons:
  1. Graphs of Exponential Functions
  2. Graphs of Exponential Transformations



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