# BigInteger.Pow Method (BigInteger, Int32)

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

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

## Syntax

```public static BigInteger Pow(
BigInteger value,
int exponent
)
```

#### Parameters

value
Type: System.Numerics.BigInteger

The number to raise to the exponent power.

exponent
Type: System.Int32

The exponent to raise value by.

#### Return Value

Type: System.Numerics.BigInteger

The result of raising value to the exponent power.

## Exceptions

Exception Condition
ArgumentOutOfRangeException

The value of the exponent parameter is negative.

## Remarks

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.

## Examples

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     //
```

## Version Information

Universal Windows Platform
Available since 8
.NET Framework
Available since 4.0
Portable Class Library
Supported in: portable .NET platforms
Silverlight
Available since 4.0
Windows Phone
Available since 8.1