Is the compound interest formula—such as would
be used to calculate a car loan—an example of a function? If yes, of what type
of function is it an example of? Why might you identify it with that type of
Compound interest on a loan would qualify as a function, and it falls into the category of exponential functions
an example of this type of function is f(x) = ax for some constant a
If you think about the amount of money owed on a car loan (assuming you haven't made any payments yet)
The equation would be f(x) = C*(1+i)x
where C is the initial cost, i is the interest rate per period ( which could be in months or years), and x is the number of time periods (also in months or years) that the loan has been accumulating interest.