The set

G = {1,2,3,4,5,7,8}

(g, X9)

a generator

<2> = {1,2,4,8,7,5}

ok

<5> = {1,5,7,8,4,2}

ok

<2> = <2^-1> = <5>

This is where I no longer understand. The idea is that we don't need to calculate <5> as we know that <2> = <2^-1> = <5>, but I don't see why. In the text this is explained using a circle and where 1 would be at 12 o'clock, 2 would be at one move anti-clockwise around the circle and so 2^-1 would be one move clockwise around the circle. I understand that the inverse of 2 is 5 modulo 9, but I can't seem to make this analogy work.