# Excel EXP Function

Summary

The Excel EXP function returns the result of the constant e raised to the power of a number. The constant e is approximately 2.71828, and is the base of the natural logarithm.

Purpose

Find the value of e raised to the power of a number

Return value

The constant e raised to the power of a number

Syntax

=EXP (number)

Arguments

**number**- The power that e is raised to.

Usage notes

The EXP function finds the value of the constant e raised to a given number, so you can think of the EXP function as e^(number), where e ≈ 2.718

More about the number e...

- The number e is a famous irrational number, and one of the most important numbers in mathematics.
- The first digits of e are: 2.718281828459...
- e is the base of the Natural Logarithms, invented by John Napier.

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