# [Tutor] Calculate 4**9 without using **

Whom Isac wombingsac at gmail.com
Sat Mar 4 18:05:03 EST 2017

```Hi there. So if you want to make a function for exponent (e^x)  rather than power such as x**n, then you need to use/import pythons math module such as Numpy.

Use:
import numpy as np
List = [1,2,3,4,5....]
np.exp(list)

This would give exponential value of each x in the list.

If you want to just power by a certain base then use:

def powerBase(base,n):
return base**n

Example print(powerBase(2,3)) should give you 8.

That should also do that for you.

On Mar 5, 2017, 3:37 AM, at 3:37 AM, Sri Kavi <gvmcmt at gmail.com> wrote:
>Hi,
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>I'm a beginner learning to program with Python. I'm trying to explain a
>solution in plain English. Please correct me if I'm wrong.
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>Create a function that takes base and exponent as arguments.
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>In the body of the function:
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>set a result variable to the base.
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>User a for-loop with a range of 1 to the exponent.
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>With each iteration, set the result to the product of result times
>base.
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>After the loop, return the result.
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>Call the function.
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>Regards
>Sri
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