Returns the result of a number raised to a power.
Number is the base number. It can be any real number.
Power is the exponent to which the base number is raised.
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.
The example may be easier to understand if you copy it to a blank worksheet.
How to copy an example
- Create a blank workbook or worksheet.
- Select the example in the Help topic.
Note Do not select the row or column headers.
Selecting an example from Help
- Press CTRL+C.
- In the worksheet, select cell A1, and press CTRL+V.
- To switch between viewing the results and viewing the formulas that return the results, press CTRL+` (grave accent), or on the Formulas tab, in the Formula Auditing group, click the Show Formulas button.
||5 squared (25)
||98.6 raised to the power of 3.2 (2401077)
||4 raised to the power of 5/4 (5.656854)