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Explain why it is not possible for Vector a • (Vector b • Vector c) to equal (Vector a • Vector b) • Vector c . (This means that the dot product is not associative.)

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Steve
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the dot product is only defined for two vectors.
(a•b) is a scalar, so (a•b)•c is not even defined.
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