In this Excel lesson you will teach yourself how to use exponents.

Exponent means how many times the number will be multiplied by itself. For example 10^{3} (10 to the 3rd power) equals 10 * 10 * 10 which is 1 000.

The power of exponent in Excel is a carot symbol (SHIFT + 6 keyboard shortcut) which is ^. So you will write 10 to the 3rd power in Excel by 10^3.

To type exponents in Excel just use carot.

In cell you can just write **=10^3**.

Of course there is a possibility to use cell's address like **=10^A2**

Also **=A1^3** is possible.

And **=A1^A2** as well.

Excel offers **POWER** function for exponents calculations. Write **=POWER(10,3)** to calculate our example.

You can use carot or POWER function. Choose one which you prefer. Maths is much easier with Excel.