# How to do e^ in Excel

You can watch a video tutorial here. The symbol ‘e’ stands for Euler’s number and is the base for natural logarithms. It is approximately 2.71828182845904. In Excel, to use e you can use the EXP() function. This will raise e to the power of the number. The syntax of EXP() is as follows:

EXP(number)
– number: the number that e is to be raised to

To demonstrate the use of e, we will compare it with using the exponent operator (^) in Excel which will also raise e to the power of a number.

### Step 1 – Create the EXP() formula – In the EXP() column, type the formula using cell references:
=EXP(Variable)

### Step 2 – Create the exponent formula – In the exponent column, type the formula using cell references:
=\$e\$^Variable
– Dollar signs are added to the cell reference for e, to make it constant, by selecting it and pressing F4

### Step 3 – Copy the formula and check the result – Using the fill handle from the first cell, drag the formula to the remaining cells
OR
a) Select the cell with the formula and press Ctrl+C or choose Copy from the context menu (right-click)
b) Select the rest of the cells in the column and press Ctrl+V or choose Paste from the context menu (right-click)
– Both methods return the same result