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Primitive roots

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Homework Statement


Let w be a primitive cube root of 1. show that 1, w,w^2 are the three cube roots of 1.


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The Attempt at a Solution


I'm not quite sure how to even start this. any help will be greatly appreciated.
 

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Dick
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The primitive roots form a multiplicative group of order 3. Try starting there.
 

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