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Subsets and Groups

  1. May 22, 2012 #1
    Hey guys, I'm having an issue with a question, namely

    Let x be a subset of S4. Is x a group?

    x = {e, (123), (132), (12)(34)}

    I don't really understand how I can test the 4 axioms of a group and how x being a subset of S4 would help?
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  3. May 22, 2012 #2


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    You have only four elements. Why not just write out the entire multiplication table and see if you have a group on your hands?
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