2 similar questions dealing with symmetric groups, Sylow, finding index and order...

Apr 2013
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"If G is a subgroup of the symmetric group S_n which contains an odd permutation, then G is a subgroup of index 2"

"If G is a group of order (2^k)m, m odd, and the Sylow 2-subgroups of G are cyclic, then G has a normal subgroup of order m. Hint: Let G act on G by left multiplication and apply the preceding problem."

I posted these questions together since they seem to be very similar.
 
Dec 2012
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Re: 2 similar questions dealing with symmetric groups, Sylow, finding index and order

Here's a solution:

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