# How do you simplify (11y) * 5?

Sep 11, 2015

$\left(11 y\right) \cdot 5 = 55 y$

#### Explanation:

$11 y$ means $11 \times y$

$\left(11 y\right) \cdot 5$ means $11 \times y \times 5$

By the commutative property
$= 11 \times 5 \times y$

and since $11 \times 5 = 55$
$= 55 \times y$
or
$55 y$