# JS Daily #29 - Exponentiation Operator

What is the output of following code?

`console.log( 2 ** 10);`

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The output is `1024`

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Exponentiation operator(`**`

) calculates the power of a number. In the example the `**`

returns the 10th power of 2, ie 1024. This operator is the shorthand version of `Math.pow()`

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