Tune in to Learning


Error message

User error: Failed to connect to memcache server: in dmemcache_object() (line 415 of /home/www/ltd/

Keeping Up With Exponential Growth


Eve needed money, so she answered an ad for a job stuffing envelopes. To get started, she had to pay a fee and sign up new members. Eve got suspicious. The job turned out to be a pyramid scheme—a money scam that grows “exponentially.”

In this lesson you will:
  • Track the exponential growth of a get-rich-quick scheme
  • Learn the definitions of base and exponent
  • Calculate the values of numbers in exponential form

Photo: fdecomite / CC-BY-SA-2.0

Consumer Math