# power()

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## Overview

The** power()** function takes **baseNumber** and **powerNumber** as arguments. It returns the **baseNumber** raised to the power of **powerNumber**.

## Return Type

- Decimal

## Syntax

<variable> = <baseNumber>.power( <powerNumber> );

(OR)

<variable> = power(<baseNumber>,<powerNumber>);

Parameter | Description | Data type |
---|---|---|

<variable> | Variable which will contain the returned value. | DECIMAL |

<baseNumber> | Value to be raised to powerNumber. | NUMBER or DECIMAL |

<powerNumber> | The power to which the baseNumber will be raised. | NUMBER or DECIMAL |

## Examples

numOne = 2;

numTwo = 2;

newValue = numOne.power(numTwo); // returns 4

numTwo = 2;

newValue = numOne.power(numTwo); // returns 4