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### Signature of permutations is a homomorphism

Given the following definition of $signature$: $\epsilon(\sigma)=(-1)^{n-k}$, where $k$ is the number of cycles (with disjoint supports, counting the 1-cycles) of the permutation, prove that ...
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### Elementary Properties of Order

Need help with this question: Prove: Let $x = a_1, a_2...a_n$, and let $y$ be a product of the same factors, permuted cyclically. (That is, $y = a_k, a_{k+1}...a_na_1...a_{k-1}$. Then ...
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### Permutation Group-$S_{10}$

How many elements of order $30$ are there in the symmetric group $S_{10}$? I worked out and got $10500$ - using Computations and adjusting each individual cycle's position ( $2-3-5$ , $3-2-5$ etc). ...
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### Permutation that fix elements within set is subgroup?

(a) Let $A$ be a finite set, and $B\subseteq A$. Let $G$ be the subset of $S_A$ (permutations of $A$) consisting of all the permutations $f$ of $A$ such that $f(x)\in B$ for every $x\in B$. Prove ...
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### How many elements of order $k$ are in $S_n$?

I need to find how many elements of order $k$ are in $S_n$ (where $k \leq n$). So if $k$ is prime, it's easy: $k$ can't be the $\mathrm{lcm}$ of any integers besides itself and one's (which we're ...
Let $M$ be a finite set and $\varphi$ a permutation of this set with prime order $q$. How do I show that $\varphi$ has a fixed point if $q$ is not a divisor of $|M|$?