In this article, we will learn how to find the power of a number in JavaScript.

Here is a small example of getting the exponent power of a number.

6^{2} = 6 * 6 , the value is 36.

Here, 6 is the **base** number and 2 is the **exponent**.

JavaScript provides us with a handy function, `Math.pow()`

to perform the above calculation easily.

However, in this article, we will perform the calculation in two different ways using:

- Math.pow(), and
**for**loop

Let's check each method with an example.

The `Math.pow()`

in JavaScript returns the base to the exponent power i.e x^{y} value.

It takes two arguments: *base* and *exponent*.

**Syntax:**

```
Math.pow(base, exponent)
```

argument | description |
---|---|

base | The base number. |

exponent | the value used to raise the base number. |

Let's use the function to raise the base number in JavaScript.

```
const b = 5;
const e = 2;
console.log(Math.pow(5,2)) // 25
```

This is the easy way to raise a number to a power in Javascript.

However, if you don't want to use the `Math.pow()`

function, you can code the function manually using `for`

loop.

First, let's understand how we will code the loop JavaScript function.

Let's see an example of calculating power of a number.

6^{2} = 6 * 6 , the value is 36 (6 is the **base** and 2 is the **exponent**)

So, to perform this using `for`

loop, we have to loop exponent times and multiple the base number on each loop.

**Example:**

```
function powOfNum(b,e){
pow = 1;
for(var i=0; i<e; i++){
pow = pow*b;
}
return pow;
}
console.log(powOfNum(5,2)) // 25
```

In the above code, we have created a function ** powOfNum()** , which will take two arguments (b, e) i.e base and exponent.

It then loops the *exponent* number of times and the multiplied base value is stored in **pow** , which is returned once the condition (`i<e`

) turns **false** .

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