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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

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