EXP function

This article describes the formula syntax and usage of the EXP function in Microsoft Excel.


Returns e raised to the power of number. The constant e equals 2.71828182845904, the base of the natural logarithm.



The EXP function syntax has the following arguments:

  • Number    Required. The exponent applied to the base e.


  • To calculate powers of other bases, use the exponentiation operator (^).

  • EXP is the inverse of LN, the natural logarithm of number.


Copy the example data in the following table, and paste it in cell A1 of a new Excel worksheet. For formulas to show results, select them, press F2, and then press Enter. If you need to, you can adjust the column widths to see all the data.





Approximate value of e



Base of the natural logarithm e raised to the power of 2


Applies To: Excel 2016, Excel 2013, Excel 2010, Excel 2007, Excel 2016 for Mac, Excel for Mac 2011, Excel Online, Excel for iPad, Excel for iPhone, Excel for Android tablets, Excel Starter, Excel for Android phones

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