Explain why the permutations (1 2) and (1 2 ... n) generate all of Sn, the symmetric group (the group of all permutations of the numbers {1,2,...,n}?(adsbygoogle = window.adsbygoogle || []).push({});

Perhaps something to do with the fact that

(1 2 ... n) = (1 2) (1 3) ... (1 n)?

Other than that I haven't got a clue - help! (please!!!)

Thanks

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# Generating Set for the Symmetric Group - Question

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