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Please help me with the following problem.

Prove that if $|H|=\{e\}$ then $|G/H|= |G|$. Then show that if $|G/H|=|G|$ then $H={e}$.

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Let $\mu:G\rightarrow G/H$ by $\mu(x)=xH$. What's $\operatorname{Ker}(\mu)$ if $|G/H|=|G|$?

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+1 tricky approach. –  B. S. Feb 8 '13 at 5:14

Well let $g\in G/H$, then it is of the form $gH$.

If $H=\{e\}$,then we have $g$ is the form $g.1$ $\forall g\in G$. Obviously this is the entire group So even stronger,we have that $G/1 = G$.

If $|G/H|=|G|$, we know that $|G|/|H|=|G|$, but this is only true if $|H|=1$. A group must contain ${e}$, so that is the only element.

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