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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1. Rewrite the brackets, so that they are easiest to expand. If you have the expression (x+1)x+4) + 3(x+2) you can rewrite it as x(x+4)1(x+4)3(x+2) 2. Use the distributive property
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