# How do you translate "five times k" into an algebraic expression?

$5 k$
you have 5 lots of k so $k + k + k + k + k$
So as $2 + 2 + 2$ is 3 lots of 2 we can also say $\left(3 \cdot 2\right)$
So we can also say $5 \cdot k = 5 k$