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Order of non-disjoint cycles

  1. Oct 9, 2008 #1
    i am pretty sure it's true that to find the order of a permutation, you can find LCM of the length of the disjoint cycles...

    if you have a permutation that doesn't have disjoint cycles (i.e. like one with (1,3,6,8)(4,6)), then can you use the same method to find the order? I feel like I am missing something...
     
  2. jcsd
  3. Oct 9, 2008 #2
    Rewrite (1,3,6,8)(4,6) as one permutation.
     
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