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    Let H be a subgroup of finite index in G. Show that the intersection of all conjugates of H is a normal subgroup of finite index in G.
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    Re: abstract algebra subgroups of finite index

    The intersection is obviously normal. There are only finitely many conjugates (why?). The intersection of 2 subgroups of finite index is of finite index, and by induction the intersection of finitely many subgroups of finite index has finite index -- needs proof, I guess. So the intersection of the finitely many conjugates is of finite index.

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