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Excel POWER Function

Excel POWER function
Summary 

The Excel POWER function returns a number to a given power. The POWER function works like an exponent in a standard math equation.

Purpose 
Raise a number to a power
Return value 
Number raised to power
Syntax 
=POWER (number, power)
Arguments 
  • number - Number to raise to a power.
  • power - Exponent to raise power to.
Usage notes 

The POWER function can be used to raise a number to a given power. The POWER function works  like an exponent in a standard math equation. In Excel, exponentiation is handled with the caret (^) operator, so:

2^2=POWER(2,2)=4
2^3=POWER(2,3)=8
2^4=POWER(2,4)=16