The POWER function takes two arguments: number and power. Number should be a numeric value, provided as a hardcoded constant or as a cell reference. The power argument functions as the exponent, indicating the power to which number should be raised.

### Examples

To raise 2 to the 3rd power, you can use POWER like this: To raise 2 to the 8th power: To cube the value in cell A1:

### Fractional exponents

To use the power function with a fractional exponent, enter the fraction directly as the power argument:

### Exponent operator

In Excel, exponentiation can also be handled with the exponent (^) operator, so:

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