If Sn is the symmetric group what is the form of the commutator subgroup?

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- Oct 27th 2008, 08:27 PMmorganforCommutator subgroup of Sn
If Sn is the symmetric group what is the form of the commutator subgroup?

- Oct 27th 2008, 08:46 PMThePerfectHacker
It depends what is. If then , to see a proof go here. If then must be a normal subgroup. This means where . It remains for you to eliminate which of these are not possible. We begin by noting that because is abelian which would imply that a contradiction. Now for to be abelian it would imply it is a cyclic group of order six. But it is impossible for to have order since is a cycle. Thus, is not abelian which implies must be the commutator subgroup. Try doing it for .