Excel POWER Function

This Excel Tutorial demonstrates how to use the Excel POWER Function in Excel to calculate the number raised to a power, with formula examples.

POWER Function Description:

The POWER Function Calculates a number raised to a power.

Formula Examples:

power function examples

Example Formula Result
1 =POWER(C5,D5) 4
2 =POWER(C6,D6) 256
3 =POWER(C7,D7) 81
4 =POWER(C8,D8) 3125

Syntax and Arguments:

The Syntax for the POWER Formula is:

Function Arguments ( Inputs ):

number – A number.

power – The exponent number.

Additional Notes

Use the POWER Function to raise a number to a specified power.

=power(2,4) is the same as 2^4

POWER Examples in VBA

You can also use the POWER function in VBA. Type:
For the function arguments (number, etc.), you can either enter them directly into the function, or define variables to use instead.


The statementy above will return 2^3  = 8

Or, we can use variables as parameters of our VBA function:

Vba POWER function


Will return 4^5 = 1024


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How to use the POWER Function in Excel:

To use the AND Excel Worksheet Function, type the following into a cell:
After entering it in the cell, notice how the AND formula inputs appear below the cell:
power formula syntax
You will need to enter these inputs into the function. The function inputs are covered in more detail in the next section. However, if you ever need more help with the function, after typing “=POWER(” into a cell, without leaving the cell, use the shortcut CTRL + A (A for Arguments) to open the “Insert Function Dialog Box” for detailed instructions:
how to use the power function in excel

For more information about the POWER Formula visit the
Microsoft Website.