I have done this dozens of times but still I forget it. How should I play , where the first note is tied to the second and third note as below:enter image description here

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That's not a hooked bow. What you've drawn is two notes slurred and a phrasing mark over all three. It's certainly possible that you'd want to play them all in the same bow direction, but not necessary.
There isn't a standard symbol for hooked bowing so far as I know (someone please correct me if I've missed it). The composer might write in up- or down- bow markings if hooking is desired.

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