I'm not a native speaker of English and I was reading a Calculus's book and I didn't know the correct way to read a statement about real numbers. This is the statement:(adsbygoogle = window.adsbygoogle || []).push({});

"a + (b + c) = (a + b) + c"

Is it "a plus the sum of b and c is equal to the sum of a and b plus c"?

Or is it just "a plus b plus c is equal to a plus b plus c"?

I just think the second one inappropriate because it doesn't tell the associative law at all.

So, can anybody tell me the correct way?

Thanks!

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# How to read correctly this statement (associative law)

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