EXP function

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

Syntax

EXP(number)

Number     is the exponent applied to the base e.

Remarks

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

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

Example

The example may be easier to understand if you copy it to a blank worksheet.

How to copy an example

  1. Create a blank workbook or worksheet.

  2. Select the example in the Help topic.

    Note   Do not select the row or column headers.

    Selecting an example from Help

    Selecting an example from Help

  3. Press CTRL+C.

  4. In the worksheet, select cell A1, and press CTRL+V.

  5. To switch between viewing the results and viewing the formulas that return the results, press CTRL+` (grave accent), or on the Formulas tab, in the Formula Auditing group, click the Show Formulas button.

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Formula

Description (Result)

=EXP(1)

Approximate value of e (2.718282)

=EXP(2)

Base of the natural logarithm e raised to the power of 2 (7.389056)

Applies To: Excel 2007



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