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Generator of quotient group

  1. Oct 10, 2008 #1
    i am confused about how to find the subgroup of a quotient group given a generator. for example, a lot of problems give as the group Z/nZ with n very large. how do you find the subgroup given a generator?

  2. jcsd
  3. Oct 10, 2008 #2
    Given a generator of the subgroup? Just enumerate the elements you obtain by performing the group's operation on the generator until you get the identity....or am I misunderstanding what you are asking....?
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