# dividing Numbers in scientific notation

### j sanchez

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To solve this problems, first you must divide 1.21 into 4.81. Once you have done this, you will get a quotient of 0.25155925155. Next you will subtract the exponents of ten (7-1). You're new answer will be 0.252 * 10^6. In scientific notation, the number you are multiplying by must be greater than 1 but less that 10. In order to accomplish this, you must move the decimal place of 0.252 one place to you're right, and subtract one exponent of 10. You're new answer will be 2.52 * 10^5.