Mysql Power Function

MySQL: POWER Function

This tutorial explains how to use the MySQL POWER function with syntax and examples.


The MySQL POWER function returns m raised to the nth power.


The syntax for the MySQL POWER function is:

POWER( m, n )

Parameters or Arguments


Numeric value. It is the base used in the calculation.


Numeric value. It is the exponent used in the calculation.


Applies To

The POWER function can be used in the following versions of MySQL:

  • MySQL 5.7, MySQL 5.6, MySQL 5.5, MySQL 5.1, MySQL 5.0, MySQL 4.1, MySQL 4.0, MySQL 3.23


Let's look at some MySQL POWER function examples and explore how to use the POWER function in MySQL.

For example:

mysql> SELECT POWER(6, 2);
Output: 36

mysql> SELECT POWER(6, -2);
Output: 0.027777777777777776

mysql> SELECT POWER(5.4, 3);
Output: 157.46400000000003

mysql> SELECT POWER(0, 3);
Output: 0

mysql> SELECT POWER(3, 0);
Output: 1