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1. The problem statement, all variables and given/known data

1. Let G be a group of order p^2 (p prime number), and H its subgroup of order p. Show that H is normal. Prove G must be abelian.

2. If a group G has exactly one subgroup H of order k, prove H is normal in G.

2. Relevant equations

Lagrange theorem I think. Isomorphism theorems maybe?

3. The attempt at a solution

1. Obviously H is cyclic. If H is not normal, G cannot be abelian, hence all the elements are of order p, except for the neutral one. G is therefore divided into p+1 cyclic, disjoint (except for e) subgroups of order p. So far I haven't succeeded deriving a contradiction.

2. Normalizer is either H or the whole group. Perhaps some property of self-normalizing groups yields a contradiction?

Thank you very much for any hints.

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