the number of students in a certain school is 540 and is increasing at the rate of 7% per year. if you were to use an exponential function to find the number of athletes after a certain amount of years, what would the beginning amount (a) be?

the number of students in a certain school is 540 and is increasing at the rate of 7% per year. if you were to use an exponential function to find the number of athletes after a certain amount of years, what would the beginning amount (a) be?