I'm currently in the 4th week or so of my "Calculus 3/Multivariable Calculus" class and I learned about 2 ways to multiply vectors, the cross product and the dot product.

I often see this kind of notation though in my book (assume a, b, and c are vectors and not scalars) where it'll be something like (a x b)c. How do I multiply the cross product of vector a x b to c when I don't know which kind of multiplication to use?

Thanks for your time and help.