Answer choice $C$: The product of $5$ and $(x - y)$ squared
Work Step by Step
Since $5$ is next to the parentheses containing $x-y$ in $5(x - y)^2$, it means to multiply $5$ and $(x-y)$. $ 5 \times (x-y)^2$. In English, this is written as $5$ times $(x-y)$ squared.