# 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

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