Returns the result of a number raised to a power.
Syntax
POWER(number,power)
Number is the base number. It can be any real number.
Power is the exponent to which the base number is raised.
Remark
The "^" operator can be used instead of POWER to indicate to what power the base number is to be raised, such as in 5^2.
Example
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How to copy an example
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Selecting an example from Help
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Formula 
Description (Result) 
=POWER(5,2) 
5 squared (25) 
=POWER(98.6,3.2) 
98.6 raised to the power of 3.2 (2401077) 
=POWER(4,5/4) 
4 raised to the power of 5/4 (5.656854) 
