# Excel POWER function

## Summary

The Excel POWER function computes the result of a number raised to a given power. It’s an essential function in mathematical calculations, especially where exponentiation is required, such as in compound interest calculations, exponential growth models, or scientific formulas.
##### Syntax
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=POWER(number, power)
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• number: The base number
• power: The exponent to which the base number is raised
##### Return value
The result of raising number to the power.

## How to use

Use POWER by inputting the base number and the exponent. The function will calculate the base number raised to the exponent.

## Examples

##### Simple POWER
Calculating Exponentiation: Finding the result of a number raised to a specific power:
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=POWER(5, 2)
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This formula calculates 5 raised to the power of 2, resulting in 25.
##### POWER in Financial Modeling
Compound Interest Calculation: Using POWER to calculate compound interest:
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=Principal * POWER(1 + Rate, Periods)
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This formula calculates the future value of an investment based on the principal amount, interest rate, and number of periods.
##### MOD for Cyclical Patterns
Creating Cyclical Sequences: Using MOD to generate repeating patterns:
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=POWER(10, -3)
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Calculates 10 raised to the power of -3, resulting in 0.001.
##### POWER in Engineering
Engineering Stress-Strain Calculations: Utilizing POWER in engineering formulas:
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=Stress * POWER(Strain, 2)
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This might represent a calculation where stress is proportional to the square of strain.