While working with Excel, users have to do different types of calculations. Some may be done manually, and some may require special Excel functions. One such operation is to calculate an exponential. Calculating exponentials in Excel is quite easy and simple. In this article, I will show you how to calculate exponential in Excel.

## How to Calculate Exponential in Excel: 3 Easy Methods

In this article, you will see three easy methods to calculate exponential in Excel. First of all, I will use the caret operator to calculate the exponent of a given value. For the second and third methods, I will use two Excel functions named **the POWER function** and **the EXP function**, respectively.

To illustrate my article further, I will use the following sample data set.

### 1. Use Caret Operator

The first method includes the use of the caret (^) operator. By using this operator, you can increase a certain amount of the exponent of a specific value. By going through the following steps, you will be able to learn more about this procedure.

**Steps:**

- Firstly, look at the following image, where I have added an extra column beside the primary data set for showing the result.

- Secondly, insert the following formula in
**D5**where I want to increase the value of cell**B5**to the power of cell**C5**using the caret operator.

`=B5^C5`

- Thirdly, press
**Enter**to get the desired result. - Then, with the help of
**AutoFill**, drag the formula to the lower cells.

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### 2. Apply POWER Function

The second method of this procedure will deal with the application of **the POWER function** of Excel to calculate exponential. In the function argument, you will have to input the number and the power, respectively, to get the expected result. See the below-given steps for a better understanding.

**Steps:**

- First of all, to see the value of cell
**B5**in terms of the power of cell**C5**, type the following formula in cell**D5**.

`=POWER(B5,C5)`

- Secondly, press
**Enter**and drag the**Fill Handle**to see the result for all the values.

### 3. Employ EXP Function

In the third procedure, you will see the employment of **the EXP function**. The use of this function is slightly different from the previous two methods. As, the function only raises the power of e, which is the inverse log in terms of mathematics. The value of e is approximately 2.71828. So, using the above-mentioned function, you can increase this value in terms of the preferred exponent. Letâ€™s see the following steps to get a better insight.

**Steps:**

- Firstly, select the cell range
**D5:D10**and you will notice**D5**is the active cell here.

- Secondly, in cell
**D5**, use the following formula.

`=EXP(C5)`

- Finally, press
**Ctrl + Enter**together to get the desired values along the whole cell range at the same time.

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## Things to Remember

- You may need to change the cell format from
**General**to**Number**if the result after using the exponent becomes too large. **The EXP function**will work only for e, you cannot use the function for other values or numbers.- In the above discussion, I kept the exponents in different cells and used the cell reference in the formulas. Instead of doing that, you can directly input the exponent in the formula.

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## Conclusion

Thatâ€™s the end of this article. I hope you find this article helpful. After reading the above description, you will be able to calculate exponential in Excel. Please share any further queries or recommendations with us in the comments section below.

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