Finite group having a subgroup series with prime indexes

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A finite group having a subgroup series with prime indices is a finite group with a subgroup series starting at the trivial subgroup and terminating at the whole group, where each subgroup has prime index in its successor.

In other words, it is a finite group whose max-length equals the sum of exponents of its prime divisors in the prime factorization of its order.

The smallest finite group that does not have this property is the alternating group of degree six.

Relation with other properties

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Normal subgroups

This group property is normal subgroup-closed: any normal subgroup (and hence, any subnormal subgroup) of a group with the property, also has the property
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This group property is quotient-closed, viz., any quotient of a group satisfying the property also has the property
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Direct products

This group property is finite direct product-closed, viz the direct product of a finite collection of groups each having the property, also has the property
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