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    abstract algebra

    Please help me with this problem:

    Show that if σ is a cycle of odd length, than σ is a cycle.
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    Quote Originally Posted by jenjen View Post
    Please help me with this problem:

    Show that if σ is a cycle of odd length, than σ is a cycle.
    Not true.
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    really? but I was told to show that according to my math book.
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    Sorry, I was wrong.
    I think we need to show,
    (a_1,...,a_n)^2 = (a_3,...,a_n,a_1,a_2)
    Where n>1 is odd.
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