# Manuals/calci/NEXTPOWER

NEXTPOWER(Number, ToBase)

• is the value for which a greater power value is to be calculated
• is the base value

## Description

• This function gives the next power value of number, that is greater than the value.
• The power of a number indicating how many times we have to multiply the number.
• For e.g =NEXTPOWER(4,3) : For this example, 3^1, 3^2, 3^3 etc are the power values for '3'. The value 3^2 =9 is greater than value '4'. Hence the result is 9.
• is the comparison value that can be + or -. It cannot be zero.
• is the base value, that has to be +. Calci gives error if the value is negative.
• Power is also called Exponents or Indices.
• Anything raised to the power 0 is equal to 1. i.e. NEXTPOWER(7,0) = 1.
• We can use the ^ operator instead of POWER function.

## Examples

```=NEXTPOWER(17,4) = 64
=NEXTPOWER(26,11) = 121
=NEXTPOWER(5.2,3) = 9
=NEXTPOWER(6,0.2) = NaN
=NEXTPOWER(2/7,1/2) = 0.25
=NEXTPOWER(50,0) = 1
=NEXTPOWER(7,-2) = #ERROR
```

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