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BigInteger.Pow Method

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

Namespace:  System.Numerics
Assemblies:   System.Runtime.Numerics (in System.Runtime.Numerics.dll)
  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: 4.6, 4.5, 4

.NET Framework Client Profile

Supported in: 4

.NET for Windows Phone apps

Supported in: Windows Phone 8.1

Portable Class Library

Supported in: Portable Class Library
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