A Little Duck Goes A Long Way

Ducktales fans get ready, because this awesome series is making a comeback this summer!

DuckTales fans get ready, because this awesome series is making a comeback this summer!

Scrooge McDuck, Donald Duck’s uncle, is the world’s richest duck. Known for his feisty demeanour and rude exterior, Scrooge is a stingy old miser that adores long swims in his pool of gold coins, as well as tormenting the help.

Scrooge's first job at was a shoe shine boy at Glasgow. However, his first customer tricked him as an elaborate life lesson by his dad to educate him of the sneaky people in life that will cheat him.

Scrooge’s first job at was a shoe shine boy at Glasgow. However, his first customer tricked him as an elaborate life lesson by his dad to educate him on life and trust.

Though nobody knows just how much his nett value is worth, Scrooge’s wealth started with a dime, and has been estimated to currently have grown up to 333 trillion and over! Now that’s an impressive piggy bank, oops… ducky bank expansion!

Scrooge may be a grumpy old duck, but when it comes to values, his word is worth its weight in gold.

Scrooge may be a grumpy old duck, but when it comes to values, his word is worth its weight in gold.

Speaking of impressive expansions, let’s talk about expanded form. Expanded form is a great way to understand place value. This method of grasping the concept of place value wholly benefits students in terms of understanding quantity in parts. Such instance would be the number 168.

expanded form

Most of us have a hard time identifying the numbers in parts of what they stand for. Instead, we view them in standard form, like 6 would merely be 6. But 6 isn’t just 6, it stands for a value of 60. And 1 isn’t just 1, it stands for 100. Hence, the equation and expanded form of the number 168 would be 100+60+8.

Since we’re talking about Scrooge, our numbers should be bigger! Can you find the expanded form of 1,892? Follow the steps below to see how you can come up with the answer:

expanded form

Now that we’ve got expanded forms down pat, anyone up to finding the expanded form of Scrooge’s total estimated worth? It’s $333,927,633,863,527.10, by the way. Enjoy ;p

 

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