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BigInteger.Pow Method

Raises a BigInteger value to the power of a specified value.

Namespace:  System.Numerics
Assembly:  System.Numerics (in System.Numerics.dll)

public static BigInteger Pow(
	BigInteger value,
	int exponent


Type: System.Numerics.BigInteger
The number to raise to the exponent power.
Type: System.Int32
The exponent to raise value by.

Return Value

Type: System.Numerics.BigInteger
The result of raising value to the exponent power.


The value of the exponent parameter is negative.

The Pow method returns 1 if the value of the exponent parameter is 0, or if the values of both the value and exponent parameters are 0. If exponent is 1, the Pow method returns value. If value is negative, the method returns a negative result.

This method corresponds to the Math.Pow method for primitive numeric types.

The following example illustrates exponentiation using a BigInteger value and an exponent whose value ranges from 0 to 10.

BigInteger numericBase = 3040506;
for (int ctr = 0; ctr <= 10; ctr++)
   Console.WriteLine(BigInteger.Pow(numericBase, ctr));
// The example produces the following output to the console:
// 1
// 3040506
// 9244676736036
// 28108495083977874216
// 85464047953805230420993296
// 259853950587832525926412642447776
// 790087495886008322074413197838317614656
// 2402265771766383619317185774506591737267255936
// 7304103492650319992835619250501939216711515276943616
// 22208170494024253840136657344866649200046662468638726109696
// 67524075636103707946458547477011116092637077515870858568887346176     //

.NET Framework

Supported in: 4

.NET Framework Client Profile

Supported in: 4

Windows 7, Windows Vista SP1 or later, Windows XP SP3, Windows Server 2008 (Server Core not supported), Windows Server 2008 R2 (Server Core supported with SP1 or later), Windows Server 2003 SP2

The .NET Framework does not support all versions of every platform. For a list of the supported versions, see .NET Framework System Requirements.