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- Ring of order $p^2$ is commutative. 4 answers
Let $R$ be a finite ring of order $p^2$ with unity $e$ and characteristic $p$. This ring is commutative but I cannot get why it is.
I know that this ring looks as $\mathbb Z /p\mathbb Z \times Z /p\mathbb Z$. Could anyone help me to show the commutativity of this ring?