Exponential e raised to the *n*th power.

Syntax Exp (number) KeynumberThe power to raise e to.

The Exp() function can be used in VBA or in an SQL query.

To raise a number *N* to any power *P,* use the operator ^, so *N*^*P*

**Example**

Calculate *continually* compounding interest on $500 at 10% for 5 years:

Dim dblDemo As Double

dblDemo = 500 Exp(0.1*5)

In practice most accounts pay interest yearly or monthly rather than continually.

So $500 at 10% for 5 years would be:

Dim dblDemo As Double

dblDemo = 500 * 1.1^5

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**Related:**

Log - Return the natural logarithm of a number.

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