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AdrianZ
#18
Nov23-11, 04:43 PM
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Yes. Both true!

Since there are 24 sequences of 4 letters and since each 4-cycle comes in 4 flavors.
How many different 4-cycles do you think there are?

Could you enumerate them now?
(1 2 3 4), (2 3 4 1), (3 4 1 2), (4 1 2 3)
(1 2 4 3), (2 4 3 1), (4 3 1 2), (3 1 2 4)
(1 3 2 4), (3 2 4 1), (2 4 1 3), (4 1 3 2)
(1 3 4 2), (3 4 2 1), (4 2 1 3), (2 1 3 4)
(1 4 3 2), (4 3 2 1), (3 2 1 4), (2 1 4 3)
(1 4 2 3), (4 2 3 1), (2 3 1 4), (3 1 4 2)

All the permutations in the same row are identical. so I think we'll have 6 different 4-cycles. Am I right?