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I have the permutation p1 = (1 5)(2 4 6 3)

and the permutation p2 = (1 3 7 4)(2)(5 8 6)

and I have to find p2 * p1

i THINK you take it in the form p1 then p2, like:

(1 5)(2 4 6 3)(1 3 7 4)(2)(5 8 6) = ...

But them I'm stuck.

I tried googling some info, but it was all too vague.

I had an attempt which ended up in:

1 -> 5 in p1, then 5 -> 8 in p2 so 1 -> 8

etc

so p2*p1 = (1 8)(2 1 8)(3 2 1 8)(4 5 3 2 1 8)(6 7)

= (4 5 3 2 1 8)(6 7)

Looks right? :P

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# Homework Help: Products of permutations

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