In mathematics fields, expanded form is a way to write any number. This number will show people the sum of the values of each digit of a given number.
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expanded form is writing a number to show the value of each digit. it is shown as a sum of each digit multiplied by it's matching place. value(units,tens,hundreds,ect. in this case:
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Expanded Form is a way to write a number that shows the sum of values of each digit of
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if the original number is 274, then 200+70+4 would be the expanded form
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