POWER is one of the vital Numeric/Math functions of Oracle. It is used to get the value of x raised to yth power. The POWER function is supported in the various versions of the Oracle/PLSQL, including, Oracle 12c, Oracle 11g, Oracle 10g, Oracle 9i and Oracle 8i.

**Syntax: **

POWER ( x, y )

** Parameters: **

**x, y: ** They are used to specify the numbers to be used for calculation.

** Example 1: **

POWER (10, 2)

**Output: **

100

**Explanation: **

The POWER is calculated as 10 raised to power 2 which equals to 100.

** Example 2: **

POWER (1.2, 3)

**Output: **

1.728

**Explanation: **

The POWER is calculated as 1.2 raised to power 3 which equals to 1.728.

** Example 3: **

POWER (-10, 3)

**Output: **

-1000

**Explanation: **

The POWER is calculated as -10 raised to power 3 which equals to -1000.