EXP

Returns e raised to the power of number. The constant e equals 2.71828182845904, the base of the natural logarithm.

Syntax

EXP(number)

Number     is the exponent applied to the base e.

Remarks

  • To calculate powers of other bases, use the exponentiation operator (^).
  • EXP is the inverse of LN, the natural logarithm of number.

Example

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Formula Description (Result)
=EXP(1) Approximate value of e (2.718282)
=EXP(2) Base of the natural logarithm e raised to the power of 2 (7.389056)
 
 
Applies to:
Excel 2003