If you want to solve an exponential equation in Excel, you have come to the right place. Here, we will walk you through 4 easy and suitable examples to do the task smoothly.

## How to Solve Exponential Equation in Excel: 4 Suitable Examples

In the following dataset, you can see the Equation for Population Growth in cell **C4**.

Along with that, you can see the Initial Population Po, Rate of Growth R, and Time T(years) in cells **C5**, **C6**, and **C7** respectively. In this article, we will provide 4 examples to solve an exponential equation in Excel.

Here, we used Microsoft Office 365 to do the task. You can use any available Excel version.

### 1. Using Generic Formula to Solve Exponential Equation in Excel

In this method, we will use a generic formula to solve an exponential equation in Excel.

We know, the generic formula for calculating population growth is

`P=Po*e^(R*T)`

Here,

**P = Current Population**

**Po = Initial Population **

**R = Rate of Growth**

**T = Time (years)**

Furthermore, we know that the **value of e **is** 2.718281828**.

After that, using these parameters, we will calculate the Current Population P.

**Steps:**

- First, we will type the following equation in cell
**C9**.

`=C5*((2.718281828)^(C6*C7))`

Here, we simply put the values of the parameters in the main equation.

- After that, press
**ENTER**.

As a result, you can see the Current Population P in cell **C9**.

### 2. Applying EXP Function

In this method, we will use the** EXP **function to calculate the Current Population P.

**Steps:**

- First, we will type the following equation in cell
**C8**.

`=C5*(EXP(C6*C7))`

**Formula Breakdown**

**EXP(C6*C7)**â†’ The**EXP**function returns the value of the constant e raised to the power of a given number.**EXP(0.45*10)**â†’ Hence, it becomes**Output: 90.0171313**

**C5*(EXP(C6*C7))**multiplies**C5**with**0171313**.**20,000*****0171313**â†’ As a result, it becomes**Output: 1800342.626****Explanation: 1800342.626**is the**Current Population P**.

- Afterward, press
**ENTER**.

Therefore, you can see the Current Population P in cell **C8**.

### 3. Use of LOG Function to Solve Exponential Equation in Excel

In this method, we will use the **LOG **function to solve an exponential equation in Excel with different bases.

Here, in the following picture, you can see in cell** C4 **that the equation is

**6**^{P} = 4

Afterward, let me show you how we can solve this equation and find the** Value of P** using the **LOG **function.

**6**^{P}= 4**Â log(6**^{P}) = log(4)**P log6 = log(4)****P = log(4)/log(6)**

Furthermore, we will solve the equation in Excel using the **LOG **function.

**Steps:**

- First, we will type the following formula in cell
**C5**.

`=LOG(4)/LOG(6)`

Here, the **LOG **function yields the logarithm of the value we specify.

- Moreover, press
**ENTER**.

Then, you can see the **Value of P** in cell **C5**.

### 4. Applying LN Function

In this method, we will use the **LN **function to solve an exponential equation in Excel. The **LN **function is effective in solving an equation that has an e containing an exponent.

Here, in the following picture, you can see in cell** C4 **that the equation is

**200*e**^{(0.5*N)} = 345

After that, let me show you how we can solve this equation and find the Value of P using the **LN **function.

**200*e**^{(0.5*N)}= 345**Â e**^{(0.5*N)}= 345/200**Â ln e**^{(0.5*N)}= ln(345/200)**Â 0.5*N= ln(345/200)****N= ln(345/200)/0.5**

After that, we will solve the equation in Excel using the **LN **function.

**Steps:**

- First, we will type the following formula in cell
**C5**.

`=LN(345/200)/0.5`

Here, **the LN function** yields a natural logarithm of the value we specify.

** **

- In addition, press
**ENTER**.

Therefore, you can see the Value of N in cell **C5**.

**Practice Section**

You can download the above Excel file to practice the explained methods.

**Download Practice Workbook**

You can download the Excel file from here and practice while reading this article.

## Conclusion

In this article, we tried to show you 4 easy examples to solve an exponential equation in Excel. Thank you for reading this article, we hope this was helpful. If you have any queries or suggestions, please let us know in the comment section below.