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I've just begun a lesson on cyclic sets, but I am having problems determining a few concepts. One question will ask me to find the generators and the units of a cyclic set Z_{8}. I have become confused and realized that I did not understand the difference between a generator and a unit in a cyclic set. Could someone explain such difference?

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# Cyclic set: Difference between generator and unit

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