What is Expanded Form?
In the expanded form. we break up a number according to their place value and expand it to show the value of each digit. For example, the expanded form of 943 is given.
9 blocks of hundreds 
4 blocks of tens 
3 blocks of ones 
9 hundreds 4 tens 3 ones
Each number has a place value. It determines the value of that digit according to its position in the number. The value of a digit in a number increases as we move from left to right. The digits on the left have lower place value than the digits on the right.
To write the number 7286 in expanded form we follow the given steps:
Step 1: Use place value diagram to express the number
Step 2: Write the number in expanded form.
Expanded form of decimal numbers
The decimal digits also have place values. A decimal number can be expanded as
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