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MySQL POW() function

POW() function

MySQL POW() returns the value of a number raised to the power of another number. The synonym of POW() is POWER().

Syntax:

POW(M,N);

Arguments

Name Description
M A number which is the base of the exponentiation.
N A number which is the exponent of the exponentiation.

Syntax Diagram:

MySQL POW() Function - Syntax Diagram

MySQL Version: 5.6


Pictorial presentation of MySQL POW() function

pictorial presentation of MySQL POW() function

Example of MySQL POW() function

Code:

SELECT POW(3, 2);

Explanation

The above MySQL statement returns the value of 32, i.e. 9.

Sample Output:

mysql> SELECT POW(3, 2);
+-----------+
| POW(3, 2) |
+-----------+
|         9 | 
+-----------+
1 row in set (0.04 sec)

Example: POW() function with negative value

Code:

SELECT POW(4,-2);

Explanation

The above MySQL statement returns the value of 4-2, i.e. 0.0625.

Sample Output:

mysql> SELECT POW(4,-2);
+-----------+
| POW(4,-2) |
+-----------+
|    0.0625 | 
+-----------+
1 row in set (0.00 sec)

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