# The population of Foxille is about 12 times 10^3 people. Which is another way to write this number?

Oct 26, 2016

$12 , 000$ in decimal notation.

$1.2 \times {10}^{4}$ in scientific notation

#### Explanation:

${10}^{3}$ is the same as $1000$

$12 \times {10}^{3} = 12 \times 1000 = 12 , 000$

Not that although this looks nearly the same as scientific notation, the first number would have to be between 1 and 10.

$12 \times {10}^{3} = 1.2 \times {10}^{4}$ in scientific notation and

$12 , 000$ as a normal number in decimal notation.