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# What is 17 x 5?

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The result of 17 times 5 is 85. In this formula, 17 is the multiplicand and 5 is the multiplier. It is the equivalent of adding 17 to itself 5 times.

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The numbers 17 and 5 are multiplied by first writing the numbers vertically. Next, obtain the product of 7 and 5, which is 35. Write 5 below, along the ones column, and carry the number 3. Next, multiply 1 and 5 to get 5. Three, the carried number, is then added to 5. The sum, which is 8, is also written below, but is aligned to the tens digits. Thus, the product is 85. Both 17 and 5 are factors of 85.

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