# Potentially characteristic implies normal

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## Statement

### Property-theoretic statement

The subgroup property of being a potentially characteristic subgroup is stronger than the subgroup property of being a normal subgroup.

### Verbal statement

Any potentially characteristic subgroup of a group is also a normal subgroup.

## Definitions used

### Potentially characteristic subgroup

Further information: Potentially characteristic subgroup

A subgroup $H$ of a group $K$ is termed potentially characteristic if there exists a group $G$ containing $K$, such that $H$ is a characteristic subgroup inside $G$.

## Facts used

We use two facts in the proof:

## Proof

### Hands-on proof

Given: A group $K$, and a potentially characteristic subgroup $H$ of $K$

To prove: $H$ is a normal subgroup of $K$

Proof: By the definition of potentially characteristic, there exists a group $G$ containing $K$ such that $H$ is characteristic inside $G$.

Since every characteristic subgroup is normal, $H$ is a normal subgroup of $G$.

Since $H \le K \le G$, and normality satisfies intermediate subgroup condition, $H$ is also normal in $K$. This completes the proof.