What would 12 to 5 equal as a decimal?

This is for summer homework and I need to enlarge an object but I need to choose a scale factor first, that's really all I know, sorry.

Dec 3, 2017

$2.4$

Explanation:

$12$ to $5$$\setminus \implies \setminus \quad \setminus \frac{12}{5}$

Simply divide, which equals $2$ with a remainder of $2$.

Then divide the reminader by the divisor to get $\setminus \frac{2}{5}$, which is $0.4$.

$\setminus \therefore \setminus \frac{12}{5} = 2.4$

Dec 3, 2017

I understood the question to mean, what would ${12}^{5}$ equal as a decimal.

Explanation:

It would equal 248,832 since the question implies base 10.