# Math Help - factor group

1. ## factor group

Let G be any group, and $N \triangleleft G$. Show that $aba^{-1}b^{-1}\in N, \forall a,b\in N \Longleftrightarrow G/N$is abelian

2. Originally Posted by GTK X Hunter
Let G be any group, and $N \triangleleft G$. Show that $aba^{-1}b^{-1}\in N, \forall a,b\in N \Longleftrightarrow G/N$is abelian
Hint: Prove that $aba^{-1}b^{-1}=1 \forall a,b \in G \Leftrightarrow G$ is abelian.

3. Originally Posted by Swlabr
Hint: Prove that $aba^{-1}b^{-1}=1 \forall a,b \in G \Leftrightarrow G$ is abelian.
do you mean $aba^{-1}b^{-1}=e$
what is the reason?

4. Originally Posted by GTK X Hunter
do you mean $aba^{-1}b^{-1}=e$
what is the reason?
1 and e are both commonly used to denote the identity element.

What does this equality tell you? By definition, $ab=ba \: \forall a, b \in G \Leftrightarrow G$ is abelian. Can you get this from the equation I gave you above?