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Calculate whether the quotient group of the group of symmetries of the square by the subgroup generated by the central symmetry is isomorphic to the group of rotations of the square or to the group of symmetries of the rhombus. Groups 31 111. Find all normal subgroups and the corresponding quotient groups of the following groups8: a) the group of symmetries of the triangle; b) c) the group of symmetries of the square; d) the group of quaternions (see solution of Problem 92). 112. Describe all normal subgroups and the corresponding quotient groups of the following groups: a) b) 113.

For every arrangement of the brackets giving a well arranged expression the result corresponding to this product is the same. It turns out that this property is satisfied by any group, as follows from the result of the next question. 21. , for any elements Prove that every well arranged expression in which the elements from left to right are gives the same element as the multiplication In this way if the elements are elements of a group then all the well arranged expressions containing elements in this order and distinguished only by the disposition of brackets give the same Groups 17 element, which we will denote by (eliminating all brackets).

For example, the permutation is not cyclic, but can be represented as product of two cycles: The cycles obtained permute different elements. Cycles of such a kind are said to be independent. 2) the multiplications of permutations are carried out from right to left. Sometimes one considers the multiplications from left to right. The groups obtained with the two multiplication rules are isomorphic. 42 Chapter 1 independent cycles does not depend on the order of the factors. If we identify those products of independent cycles that are distinguished only by the order of their factors, then the following proposition holds.