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I need to model a curve and I am trying to come up with an exponential equation. I have several points I can work with and this is what I tried so far. (I want to know if this is the correct method or if there is a more precise way to go about this)

I am working on something of the format: a*b^{t}

My first point in the graph will be when t = 0, hence, I presume the best pick for my value of a would be my first y coordinate point in the graph: 554.8

My doubt arises from this point on:

When I have 554.8*b^{t}should I set up a pair or simultaneous equations or can I say that b is equal to the "rate of growth of my graph"? That is, if my y coordinate points are 609, 657.5 my rate of growth would be (657.5/609)

Since my graph is not a perfect exponential fit I was thinking of adding a constant:

a*b^{ct}

But that's something different.

Thanks,

ProPM

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# Homework Help: Modelling an Exponential Curve

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