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8.2 Relative Rates of Growth Finney Demana Waits Kennedy Text Objectives: •Comparing Rates of Growth •Using L’Hopital’s Rule to Compare Growth Rates Why? Understanding growth rates as x->∞ is an important feature in understanding the behavior of functions. Essential Question: Can I determine which function growth faster or slower? Conclusion: The functions grow at the same rate. The degree of the functions were the same. The constant had no affect on the comparison. Conclusion: The exponential dominated the power function in the denominator. The numerator was growing faster than the denominator. Conclusion: Exponentials grow faster than power functions. The two exponentials grow at the same rate even with different bases. Conclusion: Power Functions grow faster than logarithmic functions. Conclusion: The two functions grow at the same rate. Both had a dominate power function of the same degree. Conclusion: The two functions grow at the same rate even though the bases were different. The predominate function in both were logarithms. Conclusion: The two functions grow at the same rate. The degree of each function was the same as h(x) = x.