# How do you simplify -5(7y)?

We can multiply the two terms together to get $- 35 y$.
$- 5 \left(7 y\right)$ is just another way of saying $- 5 \cdot 7 y$. We can multiply $- 5$ and $7$ to get $- 35$, and since the $7 y$ is one term in our problem, we write our answer as $- 35 y$.