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Compute the expression shown for the permutations

1.[tex]\left|<\phi>\right|[/tex]

2..[tex]\left|<\tau^2>\right|[/tex]

3.[tex]\phi^{100}[/tex]

where:

[tex]\phi[/tex]= top row:1, 2 , 3 ,4 , 5 ,6

bottom row: 3,1, 4,5,6,2

[tex]\tau[/tex] = top row: 1,2,3,4,5,6

bottom row: 2,4,1,3,6,5

2. Relevant equations

3. The attempt at a solution

Ok, my main problem is that I don't even know what they're asking. I understand how to do permutation multiplication and composition, but not this.

I do know from the back of the book that #2 is 2, but I want to know why this is true.

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# Homework Help: Permutations abstract algebra

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