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Primitive roots

  1. Apr 19, 2010 #1
    1. The problem statement, all variables and given/known data
    Let w be a primitive cube root of 1. show that 1, w,w^2 are the three cube roots of 1.

    2. Relevant equations

    3. 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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  3. Apr 19, 2010 #2


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