# Prove that group $G$ is infinite

The following question is my homework and I cannot solve it myself. Could somebody please help me with this one? Thank you so much

Prove that the group $G=\langle x,y\mid x^m,y^n\rangle$ is infinite when $m,n\geq2$.

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I really appreciate your advice and I am really sorry for any inconvenience may cause. This is my first time joining a forum hence i lack of experience. Again, thank you for your advice –  Taukhtn Dec 12 '12 at 9:53
Every group $H$ which is generated by an element of order $m$ and an element of order $n$ is a quotient of this group $G$. How many such groups $H$ are there? –  user1729 Dec 12 '12 at 10:04

Consider elements of the form $x, xy, xyx, xyxy, \ldots$
I tried to prove that $xy$ has infinite order, but i cannot –  Taukhtn Dec 12 '12 at 7:31