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How to Use Excel EXP Function?

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EXP Function

Excel provides various built-in functions and formulas for performing mathematical calculations. The term “EXP” stands for Exponential. For instance, we can write it as “ex“. Excel has this function as an in-built feature that is categorized as a Math function that returns a numeric value. The returned value is equal to e raised to the power of a given number (x).

This article will show you how to use Excel EXP Function in the spreadsheet with a proper explanation. Get an official version of MS Excel from the following link:

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Excel EXP Function

What is the EXP Function?

EXP is one of the built-in functions in Microsoft Excel. It comes under Math functions. We can use this function in our spreadsheet whenever we want to find the exponential of the given number. Usually, this function returns the value of a constant e raised to a given number.

1) Syntax

  • This is the basic syntax of the Excel EXP Function.


2) Arguments

  • number – The input number for that e is raised to.

3) Motive

  • It helps to find the value of e raised to the power of a given number.

4) Return Value

  • It returns the value of a constant e raised to a given number

1) EXP Function is the inverse of the Natural logarithm function.
2) If you want to calculate the powers of other bases, use the exponentiation operator (ˆ).
3) This function allows only positive and negative integer values. It will return the #VALUE! Error, if you use non-numeric characters.

What Will EXP Function Do?

As we said earlier, the EXP function will find out the value of a constant e raised to the given number. This function is categorized as “Math” in Excel. Let’s see an example scenario to make you understand it easily.

Step 1: For example, we have a set of integers and want to find the exponential value of those numbers using the EXP function.

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Input Values

Step 2: To get the exponential values, we need to apply the following formula in any cell where we want to get the result.


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Enter the formula

Step 3: Now, click on the Enter button to get the result.


Step 4: To fill down the remaining cells, you just drag down the first cell. It will auto-fill the remaining cells as shown in the below screenshot.

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Fill down the values

We hope that the given scenario helped you to understand the EXP function. Move to the below section if you have any confusion related to the working nature of this function.

Alternate Example

Here we will see how to apply the EXP function in the spreadsheet with simple examples.

1) Suppose you want to get an EXP of a single number, then you can directly apply it to the formula.

2) If we want to get the exponential of the number “5“, we can apply the following formula in a cell where we want the result.


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Type the formula

3) Hit the Enter button to get the result, as shown in the below image.


By doing so, you can quickly get the exponential value of the specific number with the help of the EXP function.

EXP Vs POWER Function

  • The EXP function in Excel is similar to the POWER function.
  • Because the POWER function also returns a value that is raised to a given power.


To understand the usage of the EXP function, we have referred to the following articles. They helped us to know the purpose of this function. You can also check them out using the links: EXP function[1], and What is Exponential?[2].



With the help of the given scenarios and examples, you can easily understand the purpose of the EXP function in Excel and how to apply it in the spreadsheet. The screenshots help to learn it even easier. Drop your feedback in the below comment section. Thanks for visiting AawExcel. Keep Learning!!

If you want to know what people think about this EXP Function of Excel, then we suggest you look for it on the Quora interaction webpage. From there you can get to know more about the Excel EXP function. Here, we have provided the link to Quora’s official website.

Video Tutorial

The following video will show you how to use the Excel EXP function in the spreadsheet with proper examples.

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