# EXP( ) function

Returns the exponential value (base 10) of a numeric expression with a specified number of decimal places.

## Syntax

`EXP(number, decimals)`

## Parameters

number

Numeric. Any valid numeric expression.

decimals

Numeric constant. The number of decimals to include in the return value.

Numeric.

## Remarks

This function returns the exponential value (base 10) of a numeric expression, which is defined as 10 raised to the nth power. For example, the exponential value of 3 is 103, or 1000.

Use this function for financial applications requiring complex mathematical calculations. EXP( ) performs the same operation as the exponentiation operator (^), but can be useful in applications that also use the LOG( ) function.

The inverse of an exponent is its logarithm, so EXP( ) is the opposite of the LOG( ) function.

## Examples

Example Return value

EXP(3, 2)

1000.00

EXP(4.86, 6)

72443.596007

To create a field that is the cube root of the field X to two decimal places, specify:

`EXP(LOG(X, 6) / 3, 2)`
Tip

You can determine the nth root by dividing the log of the value by n and taking the exponential of the result.

Related reference
LOG( ) function