The POWER function raises a number to the power you specify.

This function is the inverse of the LOG function.

For example, if the formula LOG(a, b) gives a result of c, the formula POWER(b, c) gives a result of a.

## Syntax

POWER(Number, Power)

## Arguments

 Argument Data type Description Number Number The number to raise to a power. Power Number The power, or exponent, to raise the number to.

## Constraints

### Cannot return root of negative numbers

The POWER function can be used to calculate the root of a positive number by using a fraction for the Power argument. For example using 1/2 or 1/3 for the Power argument returns the square root and cube root respectively. However, if you attempt to return the root of a negative number, the POWER function returns a result of NaN (Not a Number).

## Calculation engine functionality differences

In Polaris, POWER(0,0) returns 0.

In the Classic Engine, POWER(0,0) returns 1.

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## Examples

 Formula Description Result POWER(2, 4) This formula raises two to the power of four. 16 POWER(9, 9) This formula raises nine to the power of nine. 387,420,489

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