# Python Program - Power of a Number

If **power (or exponential)** of number indicates how many the number is multiplied by itself to get the final number. For example:

*x* raised to the power *2* = x² = x*x

*x* raised to the power *3* = x³ = x*x*x

### Example: Using conditional statement

In the below example, a function called *Power()* is created to calculate power of a number. It uses *while* loop to achieve this. This method can be used to calculate the power of a number where power should be a non-negative integer.

def Power(x, n): finalnum = 1 n1 = n while(n1 > 0): finalnum = finalnum * x n1 = n1 - 1 print(x, "raised to the power", n, "=", finalnum) Power(3, 5) Power(5, 0) Power(6, 2)

The above code will give the following output:

3 raised to the power 5 = 243 5 raised to the power 0 = 1 6 raised to the power 2 = 36

### Example: Using exponential (**) operator

The exponential (**) operator of Python can be used to calculate the power of a number. Please see the below example for syntax. It can be used to calculate *x ^{n}* for any value of n (n can be negative or fraction).

x, y, z = 3, 5, 6 a, b, c = 5, 0, 2 print(x, "raised to the power", a, "=", x**a) print(y, "raised to the power", b, "=", y**b) print(z, "raised to the power", c, "=", z**c)

The above code will give the following output:

3 raised to the power 5 = 243 5 raised to the power 0 = 1 6 raised to the power 2 = 36

### Example: Using pow() method of math Module

The pow() method of math module can also be used to calculate power of a number. It can be used to calculate *x ^{n}* for any value of n (n can be negative or fraction).

import math x, y, z = 3, 5, 6 a, b, c = 5, 0, 2 print(x, "raised to the power", a, "=", math.pow(x,a)) print(y, "raised to the power", b, "=", math.pow(y,b)) print(z, "raised to the power", c, "=", math.pow(z,c))

The above code will give the following output:

3 raised to the power 5 = 243 5 raised to the power 0 = 1 6 raised to the power 2 = 36