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Python program to find the power of a number using recursion
  • Last Updated : 26 Nov, 2020
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Given a number N and power P. The task is to write a Python program to find the power of a number using recursion.

Definition: The power of a number can be defined as multiplication of the number repetitively the number of times of its power.


Input: N=2 , P=3
Output: 8

Input: N=5 , P=2
Output: 25

The idea is to calculate power of a number ‘N’ is to multiply that number ‘P’ times i.e In first example N=2 and P=3, we are getting the result by multiplying 2 three times repetitively which gives us output 8.

Below is the implementation:


def power(N, P):
    # if power is 0 or 1 then number is returned
    if(P == 0 or P == 1):
        return N
        return (N*power(N, P-1))
# Driver program
N = 5
P = 2
print(power(N, P))



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