Writing a number in expanded form just means that we are showing the value of each digit in that number.
This form is handy because it shows what a number really means by defining each of its digits.
Formula to write numbers in expanded form.
- First you need to know the place value of each digit in the number.
- Then their total value, which is what expansion of numbers is based on.
Total value is the product of the digit and its place value.
Therefore, to expand this number we multiply each number by its place value.
= 3 x 1,000
= 5 x 100
= 3 x 10
= 2 x 1
Hence 3,532 in expanded form is;