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NAME

       pow, powf, powl - power functions

SYNOPSIS

       #include <math.h>

       double pow(double x, double y);
       float powf(float x, float y);
       long double powl(long double x, long double y);

       Link with -lm.

DESCRIPTION

       The pow() function  returns the value of x raised to the power of y.

ERRORS

       The pow() function can return the following error:

       EDOM   The argument x is negative and y is not an integral value.  This
              would result in a complex number.

CONFORMING TO

       SVr4, 4.3BSD,  C89.   The  float  and  long  double  variants  are  C99
       requirements.

SEE ALSO

       cbrt(3), cpow(3), sqrt(3)

COLOPHON

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       description of the project, and information about reporting  bugs,  can
       be found at http://www.kernel.org/doc/man-pages/.

                                  2002-07-27                            POW(3)