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Published May 21, 2021Updated Aug 6, 2023
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Returns the float value of x raised to the power of y.


math.pow(x, y)

This contrasts with the built-in ** operator in that math.pow() converts both its arguments to type float.

Example 1

Use math.pow() to return 5 to the power of 3:

import math
print(math.pow(5, 3))
# Output: 125.0

Example 2

Use math.pow() to return 5.5 to the power of 3.3:

import math
print(math.pow(5.5, 3.3))
# Output: 277.457759723262

Codebyte Example

The following code is runnable and demonstrates the use of math.pow():


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