# pow()

Published Oct 24, 2023
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The `pow()` method in Kotlin’s `math` class is used to calculate a number raised to the power of another number. It takes two parameters - the base (number to be raised to a power) and the exponent (the power to which the base is raised). The base and component can be either a double or float but not an integer.

## Syntax

``````import kotlin.math.*
fun base: Double.pow(exponent: Double): Double
fun base: Double.pow(exponent: Float): Float
``````
• `base`: The base number.
• `exponent`: The number that raises the base number.

The `pow()` method returns a value of type double or float.

## Example

This example shows how use the `pow()` method to calculate 5.0 raised to the power of 2.5:

```import kotlin.math.pow
fun main() {  val base = 5.0  val exponent = 2.5
val result = base.pow(exponent)  println("\$base raised to the power of \$exponent is \$result.")}
```

The code above will result in the following output:

```5.0 raised to the power of 2.5 is 55.90169943749474.
```