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Terms of a language

  1. Aug 22, 2008 #1
    If t is the term x*y*z of the language for group theory, why is x*y not a subterm of t? isn't (x*y)*z = x*(y*z) = x*y*z, meaning that x*y is a subterm by definition?
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  3. Aug 23, 2008 #2


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    What is the definition of "subterm"?
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