# POWER

Formulas / POWER
Raise a number to a power.
`POWER(number, power)`
• Number - the base number (required)
• Power - the exponent to which the base number is raised to (required)

## Examples

• `=POWER(2,3)`

This example raises 2 to the power of 3. This is equivalent to multiplying 2 by itself 3 times. So the result of this example is 2 x 2 x 2 = 8.

• `=POWER(2,8)`

This example raises 2 to the power of 8. This is equivalent to multiplying 2 by itself 8 times. So the result of this example is 2 x 2 x 2 x 2 x 2 x 2 x 2 x 2 = 256.

• `POWER(A1,3)`

This example raises the value in the cell A1 to the power of 3. This is equivalent to multiplying the value in cell A1 by itself 3 times. So if A1 contains the value 5, the result of this example is 5 x 5 x 5 = 125.

• `=POWER(27,1/3)`

This example raises the number 27 to the power of 1/3. This is equivalent to finding the cube root of 27. So the result of this example is 3.

• `=POWER(81,1/4)`

This example raises the number 81 to the power of 1/4. This is equivalent to finding the fourth root of 81. So the result of this example is 3.

• `=POWER(256,1/8)`

This example raises 256 to the power of 1/8, which is the same as computing the eighth root of 256.

## Summary

The POWER function is used to multiply a number by a power. It requires two arguments, the base number and the power, and the base number can be any real number.

• The POWER function is an alternative to the exponent operator (^) for equations.
• The arguments for the POWER function are number and power. Both arguments are required.
• The power argument is the power to raise a number to.