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## Homework Statement

If G is an Abelian group and contains cyclic subgroups of orders 4 and 6, what other sizes of cyclic subgroups must G contain?

## Homework Equations

A cyclic group of order n has cyclic subgroups with orders corresponding to all of n's divisors.

## The Attempt at a Solution

I know that a cyclic group of order n has cyclic subgroups with orders corresponding to all of n's divisors, so I'm inclined to say that G must have cyclic subgroups with orders 1, 2, and 3. But I also have a hunch that the subgroups of orders 4 and 6 combine in some way, so maybe there's also a cyclic subgroup of order lcm(4,6) = 12? Am I on the right track here?