math.pow()

Published May 21, 2021Updated Mar 17, 2024
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Returns the float value of x raised to the power of y.

Syntax

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))

The above code gives the following output:

125.0

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

import math
print(math.pow(5.5, 3.3))

The above code gives the following output:

277.457759723262

Codebyte Example

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