## Thinking Mathematically (6th Edition)

False. Division is not associative. A corrected statement would be: $(24 \times 6) \times 2 = 24 \times (6 \times 2)$
The statement is false because division is not associative. Evaluating both sides of the equation gives us: $4 \div 2 = 24 \div 3 \\2 = 8$ This is a false statement. However, we know that multiplication is associative. Therefore, a corrected statement would be: $(24 \times 6) \times 2 = 24 \times (6 \times 2)$