Is my non-commutative algebra correct?

Doing algebra without the normal commuting rules is super unintuitive for me. Did I do this right?

"If G is a group and , write in terms of and "

What I did (I'm doing all of my operations on the right hand side):

Is that right? It seems weird to me that splitting the h and g would make them switch places.

Re: Is my non-commutative algebra correct?

your algebra is correct. you can think of it this way:

when you take off your shoes and socks, you do it in the opposite order as you put them on.

Re: Is my non-commutative algebra correct?

Thanks!

Ick, that tex was awful. My bad.