POW Function

Office 2013 and later

Last modified: March 09, 2015

Applies to: Office 2013 | Visio 2013

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Returns a number raised to the power of an exponent.

POW(number,exponent)

Parameters

Name

Required/Optional

Data Type

Description

number

Required

Number

The number to raise to the power of an exponent.

exponent

Required

Number

The exponent.

Both number and exponent may be non-integers, and they may be negative. If number is not 0 and exponent is 0, this function returns 1. If number is 0 and exponent is negative, this function returns 0.0. If both number and exponent are 0, or if number is negative and exponent is not an integer, this function returns 0.0. If both number and exponent are negative, this function returns -1.#IND.

POW(5,2)

Returns 25.

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