So I've been sitting here for a while looking at my study guide and I am not sure how to find the product (or even the inverse) of this permutation in S9:(adsbygoogle = window.adsbygoogle || []).push({});

(2 5 1 3 6 4) (8 5 6)(1 9) = (1 3 8 5 9)(2 6 4) (Correct answer)

I know it starts off with 1 --> 3, then you get (1 3 and then after you continue with 3 --> 6 --> 8. After you start with 6 --> 4, right? But I keep coming across the wrong answer. I get (1 3 8 4 2) (8 1)

I'm pretty confused on this topic. If you could shed some light I'd greatly appreciate it. Thanks!

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# So I'm having a hard time with computations w/ cycles. Products, inverses, and orders.

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