# (C++ programming Example for Beginners)

# C++ Program to Calculate Power Using Recursion

#### This program calculates the power of a number using recursion where base and exponent is entered by the user.

## Example: Program to Computer Power Using Recursion

```
#include <iostream>
using namespace std;
int calculatePower(int, int);
int main(){
int base, powerRaised, result;
cout << "Enter base number: ";
cin >> base;
cout << "Enter power number(positive integer): ";
cin >> powerRaised;
result = calculatePower(base, powerRaised);
cout << base << "^" << powerRaised << " = " << result;
return 0;
}
int calculatePower(int base, int powerRaised){
if (powerRaised != 0)
return (base*calculatePower(base, powerRaised-1));
else
return 1;
}
```

**Output**

Enter base number: 3 Enter power number(positive integer): 4 3^4 = 81

This technique can only calculate power if the exponent is a positive integer.

To find power of any number, you can use `pow()`

function.

result = pow(base, exponent);

## C++ for Beginners: C++ Program to Calculate Power Using Recursion

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