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## Excel POWER function

The POWER function returns the result of a number raised to a given power.

#### Syntax

POWER(number, power,)

#### Arguments

• Number (required): The base number you want to raise to a power;
• Power (required): The exponent used to raise the base number to.

#### Remarks

The operator “^” can be used to replace the POWER function.
For example, you want to raise the number 10 to the 4th power, which means the number 10 will be multiplied by itself 4 times (10 x 10 x 10 x 10), you can use either the POWER function or the “^” operation as follows.
=POWER(10,4) // Result = 10000
=10^4 // Result = 10000

#### Return Value

It returns a numeric value.

#### Example

As shown in the screenshot below, to calculate the results of the given numbers and powers, you can do as follows.

1. Select a blank cell (here I select cell D6), copy or enter the formula below and press the Enter key to get the first result. Select this result cell and then drag its AutoFill Handle down to get other results.

=POWER(B6,C6)

Notes:

1) In cell D6, you can directly type the number and power in the formula as this:

=POWER(3,15)

2) The POWER function can also handle numbers in text format.

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