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# How To Use POWER() Function in Google Sheets

Description

Returns a number raised to a power.

Common Questions about the POWER Formula:
1. What does the POWER formula do?
2. How is the POWER formula used?
3. What calculations can the POWER formula be used for?
4. What is the syntax for using the POWER formula?

How can the POWER formula be used appropriately?
The POWER formula can be used for calculating the power of a number raised to a given exponent. For example, the POWER formula can be used to calculate x2, x3, or higher exponents.

How can the POWER formula be commonly mistyped?
The POWER formula can be commonly mistyped by incorrectly entering the number of arguments, entering incorrect values into the arguments, or omitting particular argument names and symbols. Other common misspellings are POWR, POWRE, PWER, POWERR.

What are some common ways the POWER formula is used inappropriately?
The POWER formula can be used inappropriately if it is used for calculations that require a different mathematical operation, such as multiplication, division, or square root.

What are some common pitfalls when using the POWER formula?
Common pitfalls when using the POWER formula include leaving out an argument, entering an argument incorrectly, or calculating the power of a negative number.

What are common mistakes when using the POWER Formula?
Common mistakes when using the POWER Formula include entering an incorrect exponent, entering the wrong arguments, and omitting arguments.

What are common misconceptions people might have with the POWER Formula?
Common misconceptions people might have with the POWER formula is that it is used for calculating anything other than a number raised to a given exponent. This is incorrect, as the POWER formula is only used in calculations that require raising a number to an exponent.

How To Actually Use POWER() in Sheets

`POWER(base, exponent)`

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