# Linear Regression to predict a growing variable with time

Can we use Multiple Linear Regression to predict a dependent variable that is growing exponentially with time?

When you have an exponential shape in $$x$$, you can transform $$x$$ by taking logs.
So while a model $$y=\beta x + u$$ will likely perform badly, a model such as $$y=\beta \log(x)+u$$ will likely perform better.