Posted by **ggift** on Thursday, September 17, 2009 at 3:19pm.

x^2 + 6 = -8x

Is this linear, quadratic or exponential??

- ALGEBRA -
**MathMate**, Thursday, September 17, 2009 at 4:10pm
Linear will have terms containing variables not raised to any power, as well as constant terms.

Example: 2y+4x-3=0

A quadratic expression will have terms containing the variable raised to a maximum power of 2.

Example: x²+3x-4=0

An exponential expression will have terms which raise to a power containing the variable.

Example: 4^{x+4 - 65536 =0
}

- ALGEBRA -
**ggift**, Thursday, September 17, 2009 at 4:39pm
So with the X being squared it would be exponential then?

- ALGEBRA -
**MathMate**, Thursday, September 17, 2009 at 5:31pm
x² 's exponent does not contain x, so it is not exponential.

It is exponential when the variable (for example, x) is found in the exponent, as in 3^{x}+4^{x} = 5^{x}.

So x² is NOT exponential.

If you reread the examples, it will be much clearer.

## Answer This Question

## Related Questions

- Algebra - Can someone help me with this question. I thought it was quadratic but...
- Math help and check - Which kind of function best models the set of data points...
- Algebra 1 - Which kind of function best models the set of data points: -1,22 0,6...
- Algebra-Please check - y = 2x^2 I am to decide if this is a linear, quadratic or...
- Algebra - How can you tell by looking at a table if its quadratic, linear or ...
- PreAlgebra - Identify in the following equation is quadratic or linear? y=10^3x ...
- ALGEBRA - WHICH FUNCTION LINEAR EXPONENTIAL OR QUADRATIC BEST MODELS THIS DATA...
- Algebra - State whether the equation represents a linear, quadratic, or ...
- algebra - Which best describes the following function? f(x)=2^3.5x-7 a. ...
- Math - State whether the equation y=10^3x represents a linear, quadratic, or ...

More Related Questions