4.2 light year to pc conversion result above is displayed in three different forms: as a decimal (which could be rounded), in scientific notation (scientific form, standard index form or standard form in the United Kingdom) and as a fraction (exact result). Every display form has its own advantages and in different situations particular form is more convenient than another. For example usage of scientific notation when working with big numbers is recommended due to easier reading and comprehension. Usage of fractions is recommended when more precision is needed.
If we want to calculate how many Parsecs are 4.2 Light Years we have to multiply 4.2 by 1439989417440000000 and divide the product by 4696617323426821621. So for 4.2 we have: (4.2 × 1439989417440000000) ÷ 4696617323426821621 = 6.047955553248E+18 ÷ 4696617323426821621 = 1.2877258538993 Parsecs
So finally 4.2 light year = 1.2877258538993 pc