__Objective__

At the end of this lesson, students should be able to expand decimals into simpler fractions.

Decimals are made up of simpler fractions that add up to form the decimal. They can therefore be expanded by breaking them down into smaller fractions.

__Example 1__

**Expand the decimal 0.287.**

__Solution__

This decimal has 0 whole number, 2 tenths, 8 hundredths and 7 thousandths. When we add up these smaller fractions together, they make which is equivalent to the decimal 0.287.

__Example 2__

**Expand 1.92 and write the resultant fraction.**

__Solution__

__Example 3__

**Write the decimal 358.76 as a sum of its simpler fractions.**

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