# exp2()

Published Nov 21, 2022Updated Dec 21, 2022
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The exp2() function returns the base-2 exponential function of a given number x, or 2 raised to the power of x (i.e., 2x).

## Syntax

exp2(x)

The exp2() function requires a single x parameter that can be positive, negative, or zero. The returned value is in the range of [0, ∞).

• If a range error due to overflow occurs, HUGE_VAL, HUGE_VALF, or HUGE_VALL is returned.
• If a range error occurs due to underflow, the correct result (after rounding) is returned.
• If the argument is ±0, 1 is returned.
• If the argument is -∞, +0 is returned.
• If the argument is +∞, +∞ is returned.
• If the argument is NaN, NaN is returned.
• The return type for the exp2() function is double, float, or long double.

Note: The <cmath> header provides additional overloads for other combinations of arithmetic types (double, float, or long double). Overloaded functions cast the arguments to a double type before the calculation.

## Example

The following example uses exp2() to return 2 raised to the given argument:

#include <iostream>
#include <cmath>
using namespace std;
int main() {
double x = -6.19, result;
result = exp2(x);
cout << "exp2(x) = " << result << endl;
return 0;
}

This will return the following output:

exp2(x) = 0.013697

## Codebyte Example

The following example is runnable and returns 2 raised to the given argument:

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