In this program, you'll learn to calculate the power of a number with and without using pow() function.

```
public class Power {
public static void main(String[] args) {
int base = 3, exponent = 4;
long result = 1;
while (exponent != 0)
{
result *= base;
--exponent;
}
System.out.println("Answer = " + result);
}
}
```

When you run the program, the output will be:

Answer = 81

In this program, `base` and `exponent` are assigned values 3 and 4 respectively.

Using the while loop, we keep on multiplying `result` by `base` until `exponent` becomes zero.

In this case, we multiply `result` by base 4 times in total, so `result` = 1 * 3 * 3 * 3 * 3 = 81.

```
public class Power {
public static void main(String[] args) {
int base = 3, exponent = 4;
long result = 1;
for (;exponent != 0; --exponent)
{
result *= base;
}
System.out.println("Answer = " + result);
}
}
```

When you run the program, the output will be:

Answer = 81

Here, instead of using a while loop, we've used a for loop.

After each iteration, `exponent` is decremented by 1, and `result` is multiplied by `base` `exponent` number of times.

Both programs above doesn't work if you have a negative exponent. For that, you need to use pow() function in Java standard library.

```
public class Power {
public static void main(String[] args) {
int base = 3, exponent = -4;
double result = Math.pow(base, exponent);
System.out.println("Answer = " + result);
}
}
```

When you run the program, the output will be:

Answer = 0.012345679012345678

In this program, we use Java's `Math.pow()`

function to calculate the power of the given `base`.

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