# Excel POWER Function

This post will guide you how to use** Excel POWER function** with syntax and examples in Microsoft excel.

### Description

The Excel POWER function returns the result of a number raised to a given power. So you can use the POWER function to calculate a given number raised to a supplied power in Excel.

The POWER function is a build-in function in Microsoft Excel and it is categorized as a Math and Trigonometry Function.

The POWER function is available in Excel 2016, Excel 2013, Excel 2010, Excel 2007, Excel 2003, Excel XP, Excel 2000, Excel 2011 for Mac.

### Syntax

The syntax of the POWER function is as below:

= POWER (number,power)

Where the POWER function argument are:

**number –**This is a required argument. The base number that you want to raise to a power**Power –**This is a required argument. The exponent to which the base number is raised.

**Note:**

- The “^” operator can be used instead of POWER to indicate to what power the base number is to be raised.

### Excel POWER Function Examples

The below examples will show you how to use Excel POWER Function to calculate the result of a number raised to a power.

**1#** get the result of 5 squared, enter the following formula in Cell B1.

=POWER(5,2)

**2#** get the result of number 45 raised to the power of 4.5, enter the following formula in Cell B2.

=POWER(45,4.5)

**3#** get the result of number 23 raised to the power of 4/3, enter the following formula in Cell B3.

=POWER(23,4/3)