I was reading my physics book, and I stumbled across this : [tex]A_{x} \hat{i} \times B_{y} \hat{j} = (A_{x}B_{y})\hat{ i} \times \hat{ j}[/tex].(adsbygoogle = window.adsbygoogle || []).push({});

I am trying to figure out, how can they use the distribute property ( I presume) like that? How did they factor the Ax and Bx out? I would have assumed it would have multiplied out like this : [tex](A_{x}B_{y})\hat{i} \times \hat{j} = (A_{x}B_{y})\hat{i\times}(A_{x}B_{y}) \hat{j}[/tex] I thought those were cross products, not multiplication signs.

Can anyone clear up things please?

Thanks beforehand.

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