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**Abstract Algebra Questions - Need help for exam!!**

**1. Homework Statement**

I am studying Abstract Algebra in college and my exams are approaching fast.I need somebody to help me out to do a few exam papers.

I am going to post the questions below from the exam papers and if you can advise me how to do do them , just post what to do.I dont think that they are that difficult and if you have a good grasp of the algebra they are fairly doable.

Q1

State clearly the general definition of an equivalence relation. Show that

(a, b) ~(r, s) iff a + s = b + r

defines an equivalence relation on the set M = {1, 2, 3, 4, . . .}×{1, 2, 3, 4, . . .},

which contains precisely all pairs of positive integers.

Q2

(b) State clearly Lagrange’s Theorem.

Find all subgroups of the symmetric group S3.

(c) Prove that {1, t, t2, t3, t4, t55 marks } is a normal subgroup of the dihedral group D6.

Q3

State Euler’s theorem and use it to compute 254477550 mod 282.

Q4

Prove that the multiplicative group (Z/24Z)* is not isomorphic to the additive group (Z/8Z).

Q5

Write = (1 4 8 7)(3 4)(1 8 5) element of S8 as a product of cycles with disjoint trace.

Determine the order ord() and parity sgn() of the permutation . Write its

inverse −1 as a product of cycles with disjoint trace.

All help would be appreciated. I dont think that they are too difficult but like everything in maths its just a matter of knowing how to do them..