POWER

Using the Excel POWER Function

Summary

The POWER function is used to return the result of a given number raised to a power. POWER is similar to an exponent in a standard math equation.

Syntax

=POWER (number, power)

Syntax Breakdown

number
The number argument is required and is the base number. This can be any real number.

power
Power is also required and is the exponent to which the base number is raised. In Excel functions the "^" operator can also be used to produce the same result.

Excel POWER Format Example


Usage Notes

The POWER function raises a given number to a power. The same results can be found using the "^" operator. In standard mathematical equations, POWER is the same as an exponent.