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A to Z of Excel Functions: The EXP Function

11 February 2019

Welcome back to our regular A to Z of Excel Functions blog. Today we look at the EXP function.

The EXP function

This function returns e raised to the power of number. The constant e equals 2.71828182845904, the base of the natural logarithm.

The EXP function employs the following syntax to operate:


The EXP function has the following arguments:

  • number: this is required and represents the exponent applied to the base e.

It should be further noted that:

  • to calculate powers of other bases, use the exponentiation operator (^)
  • EXP is the inverse of LN, the natural logarithm of number.

Please see my example below: 

We’ll continue our A to Z of Excel Functions soon. Keep checking back – there’s a new blog post every business day.

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