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Valdas

  • 3 years ago

Can anyone explain how to compute the product of cycles? For example: (123)(14) It's supposed to be equal to (1423) but I don't understand why.

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  1. Compassionate
    • 3 years ago
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    I'm not sure, @hba , @hartnn , or @AccessDenied might know.

  2. Compassionate
    • 3 years ago
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    I found this: http://answers.yahoo.com/question/index?qid=20110330025444AAdvQlV

  3. hba
    • 3 years ago
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    Is This Permutation LoL ? @Compassionate

  4. Compassionate
    • 3 years ago
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    Ha ha, yes XD

  5. hba
    • 3 years ago
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    Haha LoL

  6. Compassionate
    • 3 years ago
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    #YOLO

  7. AccessDenied
    • 3 years ago
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    Do you read the product from left-to-right or right-to-left? I recall doing the latter in previous problems, but that doesn't work for me here.

  8. AccessDenied
    • 3 years ago
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    I would use a diagram here, just because it's easier to see visually: |dw:1350220889162:dw| It appears here that 1 --> 4, 4 --> 2, 2 --> 3, and 3 --> 1. That would be the same as (1 4 2 3).

  9. Valdas
    • 3 years ago
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    Why 4 --> 2?

  10. AccessDenied
    • 3 years ago
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    Just comparing the original to the end result. 4 was originally in the bottom left-hand corner, and ended up where 2 originally was. |dw:1350221368738:dw|

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