MathF.Pow(Single, Single) Method

Definition

Returns a specified number raised to the specified power.

public:
 static float Pow(float x, float y);
public static float Pow (float x, float y);
static member Pow : single * single -> single
Public Shared Function Pow (x As Single, y As Single) As Single

Parameters

x
Single

A single-precision floating-point number to be raised to a power.

y
Single

A single-precision floating-point number that specifies a power.

Returns

The number x raised to the power y.

Remarks

The following table indicates the return value when various values or ranges of values are specified for the x and y parameters. For more information, see Single.PositiveInfinity, Single.NegativeInfinity, and Single.NaN.

Parameters Return value
x or y = NaN. NaN
x = Any value except NaN; y = 0. 1
x = NegativeInfinity; y < 0. 0
x = NegativeInfinity; y is a positive odd integer. NegativeInfinity
x = NegativeInfinity; y is positive but not an odd integer. PositiveInfinity
x < 0 but not NegativeInfinity; y is not an integer, NegativeInfinity, or PositiveInfinity. NaN
x = -1; y = NegativeInfinity or PositiveInfinity. NaN
-1 < x < 1; y = NegativeInfinity. PositiveInfinity
-1 < x < 1; y = PositiveInfinity. 0
x < -1 or x > 1; y = NegativeInfinity. 0
x < -1 or x > 1; y = PositiveInfinity. PositiveInfinity
x = 0; y < 0. PositiveInfinity
x = 0; y > 0. 0
x = 1; y is any value except NaN. 1
x = PositiveInfinity; y < 0. 0
x = PositiveInfinity; y > 0. PositiveInfinity

Applies to

See also