## What youâ€™ll learn to do: Graph exponential functions and evaluate the results

As we discussed in the previous section, exponential functions are used for many real-world applications such as finance, forensics, computer science, and most of the life sciences. Working with an equation that describes a real-world situation gives us a method for making predictions. Most of the time, however, the equation itself is not enough. We learn a lot about things by seeing their visual representations, and that is exactly why graphing exponential equations is a powerful tool. It gives us another layer of insight for predicting future events.