# How do you write 12.17 in scientific notation?

$12.17 = 1.217 \text{ x } {10}^{1}$

#### Explanation:

$12.17 = 12.17 \text{ x "10/10=12.17/10 " x " 10=1.217 " x } {10}^{1}$

The number 12.17 must be divided by 10 so that the decimal point will be in between 1 and 2 with only one digit to the left of the decimal point.

Also, it should be multiplied by 10 so that the equivalent of 12.17 is

$1.217 \text{ x } {10}^{1}$

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