# MS Excel: POWER Function (WS)

This Excel tutorial explains how to use the Excel POWER function with syntax and examples.

## Description

The Microsoft Excel POWER function returns the result of a number raised to a given power.

## Syntax

The syntax for the POWER function in Microsoft Excel is:

`POWER( number, power )`

### Parameters or Arguments

number
It is the base number.
power
It is the exponent used to raise the base number to.

## Applies To

The POWER function can be used in the following versions of Microsoft Excel:

• Excel 2016, Excel 2013, Excel 2011 for Mac, Excel 2010, Excel 2007, Excel 2003, Excel XP, Excel 2000

## Type of Excel Function

The POWER function can be used in Microsoft Excel as the following type of function:

• Worksheet function (WS)

## Example (as Worksheet Function)

Let's look at some Excel POWER function examples and explore how to use the POWER function as a worksheet function in Microsoft Excel:

Based on the Excel spreadsheet above, the following POWER examples would return:

```=POWER(A1, A2)
Result: 81

=POWER(A1, A3)
Result: 140.2961154

=POWER(A2, 2)
Result: 16```
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