How to calculate exponential values properly in php?

by mallory_cormier , in category: PHP General , a month ago

How to calculate exponential values properly in php?

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by raven_corwin , a month ago

@mallory_cormier 

To calculate exponential values properly in PHP, you can use the pow() or the ** (double asterisk) operator. Here's an example:

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// Using the pow() function
$result = pow(2, 3); // 2 raised to the power of 3 (2^3)
echo $result; // Output: 8

// Using the ** operator
$result = 2 ** 3; // 2 raised to the power of 3 (2^3)
echo $result; // Output: 8


In the above example, pow(2, 3) and 2 ** 3 both calculate the exponential value of 2 raised to the power of 3, which is 8.


You can replace 2 and 3 in the examples with your desired base and exponent values to calculate any exponential value.