# Finitary symmetric group is normal in symmetric group

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This article gives the statement, and possibly proof, of a particular subgroup or type of subgroup (namely, Finitary symmetric group (?)) satisfying a particular subgroup property (namely, Normal subgroup (?)) in a particular group or type of group (namely, Symmetric group (?)).

## Statement

Let be a set. Let be the symmetric group on , and be the finitary symmetric group on . In other words, is the subgroup of comprising the finitary permutations, i.e., the permutations that move only finitely many elements. Then, is a normal subgroup of .

## Proof

**Given**: A set . is a subgroup of . and .

**To prove**: .

**Proof**: If and , we have:

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Thus, is moved by if and is moved by . Since is a permutation, this shows that the number of points moved by and is equal. In particular, also moves only finitely many points, and hence is in .

Thus, is normal in .