# Java Math - pow() Method

The Java pow() method returns the base raise to the power of exponent. In special cases it returns the following:

• If the exponent is positive or negative zero, then the result is 1.0.
• If the exponent is NaN, then the result is NaN.
• If the first argument is NaN and the second argument is nonzero, then the result is NaN.
• If the exponent is 1.0, then the result is the same as the base.

### Syntax

```public static double pow(double base, double exponent)
```

### Parameters

 `base` Specify the base. `exponent` Specify the exponent.

### Return Value

Returns the base raise to the power of exponent.

NA.

### Example:

In the example below, pow() method is used to calculate the base raised to the power of exponent.

```public class MyClass {
public static void main(String[] args) {
System.out.println(Math.pow(2, 3));
System.out.println(Math.pow(2.3, 4));
}
}
```

The output of the above code will be:

```8.0
27.98409999999999
```

❮ Java Math Methods

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