# Math.pow()

The `Math.pow()` function returns the `base` to the `exponent` power, as in `baseexponent`.

## Syntax

``Math.pow(base, exponent)``

### Parameters

`base`
The base number.
`exponent`
The exponent used to raise the `base`.

### Return value

A number representing the given base taken to the power of the given exponent.

## Description

The `Math.pow()` function returns the `base` to the `exponent` power, as in `baseexponent`, the `base` and the `exponent` are in decimal numeral system.

Because `pow()` is a static method of `Math`, use it as `Math.pow()`, rather than as a method of a `Math` object you created. (`Math` has no constructor.) If the base is negative and the exponent is not an integer, the result is NaN.

## Examples

### Using Math.pow()

``````// simple
Math.pow(7, 2);    // 49
Math.pow(7, 3);    // 343
Math.pow(2, 10);   // 1024
// fractional exponents
Math.pow(4, 0.5);  // 2 (square root of 4)
Math.pow(8, 1/3);  // 2 (cube root of 8)
Math.pow(2, 0.5);  // 1.4142135623730951 (square root of 2)
Math.pow(2, 1/3);  // 1.2599210498948732 (cube root of 2)
// signed exponents
Math.pow(7, -2);   // 0.02040816326530612 (1/49)
Math.pow(8, -1/3); // 0.5
// signed bases
Math.pow(-7, 2);   // 49 (squares are positive)
Math.pow(-7, 3);   // -343 (cubes can be negative)
Math.pow(-7, 0.5); // NaN (negative numbers don't have a real square root)
// due to "even" and "odd" roots laying close to each other,
// and limits in the floating number precision,
// negative bases with fractional exponents always return NaN
Math.pow(-7, 1/3); // NaN
``````

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