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The POWER function in Excel can be used to calculate a number raised to a given power. For example, the formula "=(3*POWER(2,2))+2" raises 2 to the second power, then multiplies the result by 3 and finally adds 2 to that result.
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The POWER function can also be used to calculate the square root of a number, the volume of a cone, the surface area of a sphere, and the body mass index.
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The "" operator can also be used instead of POWER to indicate to what power the base number is to be raised.
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The Excel POWER function returns a number raised to a given power, an alternative to the exponent operator (). It takes two arguments: number and power, and can be used to calculate the square root of a number, the volume of a cone, the surface area of a sphere, and the body mass index. Examples of how to use the POWER function are provided, as well as a link to a spreadsheet with more information.

How to use the Excel POWER function | Exceljet
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The POWER function is used to calculate a number to a power, which can be used to calculate tolerance levels for a machined part or the distance between two galaxies. It returns the result of a number raised to a power, and the "" operator can be used instead of POWER to indicate to what power the base number is to be raised. Examples of how to use the POWER function are provided, as well as instructions on how to use the sign to indicate to what power the base number is to be raised.

POWER function - Microsoft Support
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