## Basic College Mathematics (10th Edition)

$2 \times 2 \times 2 = 8$
$a \times b\times c =$ General formula for finding the answer 1. Multiply the first two numbers together $(a \times b)$ $2 \times 2 = 4$ 2. Multiply the previous number in Step #1 with the last number $((a \times b) \times c)$ $4 \times 2 = 8$