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Whats three times 5?

i was just wondering whats 3*5 my friend keeps saying its 15 but I know for a fact its 35 can someone settle this for us?

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Arturo O. | Experienced College Instructor for Physics TutoringExperienced College Instructor for Physi...
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3*5 = 15
 
35 = 3*10 + 5*1 ≠ 3*5
 
Kyle gave you the right answer.  Multiplying 3 by 5 is not the same thing as writing 3 next to 5.
Kyle S. | Music Theory & Algebra TutorMusic Theory & Algebra Tutor
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It is 15 because you have 3 groups of 5.
 
3 * 5 = 5 + 5 + 5 = 15

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