Good Man Explains: Exponential Growth

“We should stop by that garden center and see if they have worms! I want more worms! We don’t have enough worms.”

Good Man half rolled his eyes and shook his head. “Leave worms alone. If you quit worrying we will soon have many, many worms! It is called exponential growth.”

“But the eggs aren’t hatching! We have too much food and too few worms.”

Good Man put on his sing-song teacher voice. “That’s why it’s exponential. You have to have the worms first. And then it’s two times two times two times two times two times two times two times… one, two, four, eight, sixteen, thirty-two and so on. Understand?”