Square-free implies solvability-forcing

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Suppose n = p_1p_2 \dots p_r where the p_i are pairwise distinct prime numbers. In other words, n is a square-free number.

Then, n is a solvability-forcing number: any Finite group (?) of order n is a Solvable group (?), i.e., a Finite solvable group (?).

Facts used

  1. Every Sylow subgroup is cyclic implies metacyclic
  2. Metacyclic implies solvable


The proof follows from facts (1) and (2), and the observation that in a group of square-free order, every nontrivial Sylow subgroup has prime order, and is hence cyclic.


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