[seqfan] Re: Symmetric groups
njasloane at gmail.com
Mon Nov 28 01:14:39 CET 2016
I would guess that the question has a negative answer for all n >= 4
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On Sun, Nov 27, 2016 at 4:14 PM, Frank Adams-Watters <franktaw at netscape.net>
> If n divides m!, does the symmetric group S_m always have a subgroup of
> order n?
> If so, a comment should be added to A002034 that a(n) is the genus of the
> smallest symmetric group with a subgroup of order n. If not, where is the
> first exception? (8 in S_4?) Is the sequence so described in the OEIS? If
> not, it should be added.
> Franklin T. Adams-Watters
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