# Java.lang.StrictMath.pow() Method

## Description

The java.lang.StrictMath.pow() method returns the value of the first argument raised to the power of the second argument.It include these cases −

• If the second argument is positive or negative zero, returns 1.0.
• If the second argument is 1.0, returns the same as the first argument.
• If the second argument is NaN, returns NaN.
• If the first argument is NaN and the second argument is nonzero, returns NaN.

## Declaration

Following is the declaration for java.lang.StrictMath.pow() method

```public static double pow(double a, double b)
```

## Parameters

• a − This is the base

• b − This is the exponent value.

## Return Value

This method returns the the value ab.

NA

## Example

The following example shows the usage of java.lang.StrictMath.pow() method.

```package com.tutorialspoint;

import java.lang.*;

public class StrictMathDemo {

public static void main(String[] args) {

double d1 = 4.5 , d2 = 6.9, d3 = 1;

// returns d1 to the power d2
double powValue = StrictMath.pow(d1 , d2);
System.out.println(""+ d1 + " to the power of " + d2 + " = " + powValue);

// returns d1 to the power d3
powValue = StrictMath.pow(d1 , d3);
System.out.println(""+ d1 + " to the power of " + d3 + " = " + powValue);
}
}
```

Let us compile and run the above program, this will produce the following result −

```4.5 to the power of 6.9 = 32148.916823357664
4.5 to the power of 1.0 = 4.5
```
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