Full invariance is transitive

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This article gives the statement, and possibly proof, of a subgroup property (i.e., fully invariant subgroup) satisfying a subgroup metaproperty (i.e., transitive subgroup property)
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Statement with symbols

Suppose H \le K \le G are groups (in words, H is a subgroup of K and K is a subgroup of G). Then, if K is a fully invariant subgroup of G and H is a fully invariant subgroup of K, we have that H is a fully invariant subgroup of G.

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Transitivity for related properties

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Facts used

  1. Balanced implies transitive


Using function restriction expressions

This subgroup property implication can be proved by using function restriction expressions for the subgroup properties
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Full invariance is the balanced subgroup property for endomorphisms. In other words, it can be expressed as:

endomorphism \to endomorphism

This says that K is fully invaraint in G if every endomorphism of G restricts to an endomorphism of K. By fact (1), any balanced subgroup property is transitive, hence full invariance is transitive.