(adsbygoogle = window.adsbygoogle || []).push({}); Statement:

One of the key elements in being in what people callgroupis that elements must be associative.

So this means if we take any three elements from what we propose to be a group, they should be associative,

a*(b*C) = (a*b)*c

Question:

Suppose we do have a group with elements a, b, c.

Would the following be true,

a*(b*C) = (a*b)*c = (c*a)*b

**Physics Forums | Science Articles, Homework Help, Discussion**

The friendliest, high quality science and math community on the planet! Everyone who loves science is here!

# Group (Associativity of Binary Operators)

**Physics Forums | Science Articles, Homework Help, Discussion**