# POWER

The POWER function raises a number to a specified power.

## Syntax ðŸ”—

=POWER(`number`

, `power`

)

`number` | The base number that will be raised to the power. |

`power` | The exponent to which the base number will be raised. |

## About POWER ðŸ”—

When you want to calculate a number raised to a specific power in Excel, the POWER function comes to the rescue. It simplifies the process of performing exponentiation operations, aiding in various mathematical and analytical tasks where power calculations are required. Whether you're working on engineering projects, scientific analyses, or financial models, the POWER function proves to be a handy tool for accurate computations involving powers and exponents.

## Examples ðŸ”—

To find the square of 5, you can use the formula: =POWER(5, 2). This will return 25.

If you need to calculate 2 to the power of 6, you can use: =POWER(2, 6). This will result in 64.

## Notes ðŸ”—

Ensure that both the base number and power are numeric values. Excel will return an error if you try to use non-numeric values within the POWER function. Make sure to adjust the inputs according to your specific calculation requirements.

## Questions ðŸ”—

**What happens if I input non-numeric values in the POWER function?**

Excel will return an error if you include non-numeric values in the POWER function. Make sure to provide only numeric values for both the base number and power arguments.

**Can I use cell references as inputs in the POWER function?**

Yes, you can use cell references that contain numeric values as inputs in the POWER function. This allows you to dynamically update the calculation based on the values in those cells.

**Is there a limit to the size of the number that can be raised by the POWER function?**

Excel can handle large numbers in calculations with the POWER function. However, extremely large or small numbers may result in scientific notation being displayed.