How to do exponential calculation to a range of cells in Excel?

In Excel, addition, subtraction, multiplication and division is the basic calculation, maybe you can quickly and easily apply them. But sometimes, you will need to do exponential calculation to a range of cells, how can you apply exponential calculation in Excel?

Apply exponential calculation to a range of cells with Power function

Apply exponential calculation to a range of cells with the symbol ^

Apply exponential calculation to a range of cells with Kutools for Excel


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In Excel, the Power function returns the result of a number raised to a given power.

The syntax for the Power function is: Power (number, power), number is a base number, power is the exponent used to raise the base number to.

For example, Power (10, 2), the number 10 is the base and the number 2 is the exponent. The calculating result is 100.

Now, I have a range numbers (A1:A15), and I want to get these numbers of 3 power.

You can use this function with the following steps:

1. In adjacent blank cell C1, enter this formula: =Power (A1, 3), see screenshot:

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2. Then tap Enter key, and select cell C1, then drag the fill handle over to C10. You will get the following results:

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3. As they are formulas, when you need copy them to other cells, please paste as values.


arrow blue right bubble Apply exponential calculation to a range of cells with the symbol ^

As we can find the relevant +, -, *, / symbol on the keyboard, also we can use the symbol ^ to apply the exponential calculations. Such as 10^2, it stands for 10 to the power of 2. And the calculating result is 100. So we can use this way as follows:

1. In adjacent blank cell C1, enter this formula: = A1^3, see screenshot:

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2. Then tap Enter key, and select cell C1, then drag the fill handle over to C10. You will get the following results:

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3. As they are formulas, when you need copy them to other cells, please paste as values.


arrow blue right bubble Apply exponential calculation to a range of cells with Kutools for Excel

If you are an Excel novice, neither knowing the Power function nor applying the symbol ^, what else method can solve this task?

The Operation Tools of Kutools for Excel can help you to solve this problem quickly and easily.

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After installing Kutools for Excel, Please do as follows:

1. Highlight the range you want to do the exponential calculation.

2. Click Kutools > More > Operation Tools, see screenshot:

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3. In the Operation Tools dialog box, select Exponentiation from Operation, and insert 3 in the Operand box, and you can see the results from the Preview Pane. See screenshot:

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4. Then click OK or Apply, You will get the results of these numbers’3 power immediately.

Note: If you want to create formulas as well, you can check Create formulas option. If the selected cells include formulas, and you don’t want to do the exponential calculation to the calculated results of formulas, please check Skip formula cells option.

To know more about this feature click here.


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