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### Course: 5th grade > Unit 1

Lesson 3: Decimals in expanded form# Decimals in expanded form review

Review writing decimals in expanded form, and try some practice problems.

## Expanded form

**Expanded form**is a way to write numbers by adding the value of its digits.

We can use a place value chart to think of the value of a number's digit.

### Example

Let's write ${3}.{4}{0}{5}$ in expanded form.

Ones | . | Tenths | Hundredths | Thousandths |
---|---|---|---|---|

. |

$3.405$ in expanded form is ${3}+{{\displaystyle \frac{4}{10}}}+{{\displaystyle \frac{5}{1000}}}$ .

*Want to learn more about expanded form? Check out this video.*

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Sometimes I recommend using money to work with decimals. After all, $3.95 and $79.50 are decimals, and if you practice adding money (two items at $3.95), how much will your bill be? If you practice subtracting money (something costs $9.37 and you give a $10.00 bill, how much change will you get)

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- Basically in a decimal, there are 4 places,

ones. tenths | hundredths | thousandths

so for example here is a decimal, 4.209

4, is in the ones place

2, is in the tenths place

0, is in the hundredths place

9, is in the thousandths place.

So expanded form is just add the ones, tenths, hundredths, and thousandths place together

For example,

We have our decimal 4.209,

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