Returns the result of a number raised to a power.
Number is the base number. It can be any real number.
Power is the exponent to which the base number is raised.
The "^" operator can be used instead of POWER to indicate to what power the base number is to be raised, such as in 5^2.
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Selecting an example from Help
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