Prove that, if G is a group and each element of G has order at most 2, then G is abelian.

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- Mar 1st 2011, 02:37 AMfeyomiProve that G is abelian given that each element of G has order at most 2.
Prove that, if G is a group and each element of G has order at most 2, then G is abelian.

Thanks. - Mar 1st 2011, 03:16 AMDrSteve
Since , for all . Now look at the equation

- Mar 2nd 2011, 07:14 PMJJMC89
is the only element of order .

if then

so

and

so

Therefore such that all elements have order of at most is Abelian.