1. The problem statement, all variables and given/known data A x (B dot C) (A x B) dot C They are vectors. 2. Relevant equations A x (B dot C) (A x B) dot C 3. The attempt at a solution I know how to do my homework, but I am confused on these formulas. Is the first formula "A x (B dot C)" the same as the second one? I know the second one is the same as A dot (B x C). It doesn't make sense to me. Wouldn't the B dot C become a scalar? So how could A cross with that?