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Python pow() Function



The Python pow() function is used to calculate power of a number, for example: pow(x, y) returns value equal to x raised to the power y. This function has third optional parameter also, which calculates modulo of the previous with respect to third parameter, for example: pow(x, y, z) returns value equal to x raised to the power y modulo z.

Syntax

pow(x, y, z)

Parameters

x Required. Specify a number for base.
y Required. Specify a number for exponent.
z Optional. Specify a number for modulo.

Example:

In the example below, pow() function is used to calculate power of a given number.

print(pow(2, 4))
print(pow(2, 4, 10))

The output of the above code will be:

16
6

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5