what are the steps

While Robert's answer is correct, it will only work for multiplying by numbers that end in 9. A more general answer is:

One can look at this as (50 + 9) * (50 + 3)

So one has to multiply 50 * 50, 50 * 3, 9 * 50, and 9 * 3, and then add them all together.

So 2500 + 150 + 450 + 27 = 3127

The standard way of doing this is as follows:

5 9

* 5 3

1 7 7 multiply 59 * 3

+ 2 9 5 0 multiply 59 * 50

3 1 2 7 add the two lines above

## Comments

Are you asking how to multiply 59 times 53?

I just want to be sure of the question before I give you a possibly confusing answer.