By Paul-Hermann Zieschang

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Let g E H , n/7/, be given. Since /~/n = H 1 . - . -. H n - 1. Thus, there exists, for each i E { 1 , . . , n - 1}, an element hi E Hi such that g E { h l } - . - { h n _ l } . On the other hand, g E H , . Thus, the uniqueness assumed in (b) yields g=l. , H,~ E C be such that Hx x ... x Hn = H. Then we have (i) For each h E H, h E (H1 r) h [ I 1 ) . . (Hn n h f I , ) . ^(ii) Let K E C such that K C_ H. Assume that (H~ n K f t a ) . . ( H , , n K g , ) = H. Then, for each i e { 1 , . . , n}, IiI:Ii = H.

M} such that Lt x [~, = H = K , • Lt. It follows that s # i. Note that K1//Ks x ... x Ks_l//K, • Ks+l//K, • ... x Km//Ks = H//K, = L1//K, • 2 1 5 L , _ I / / K , • L,+I//K, • 2 1 5 L,//K,. Thus, by induction, there exists j E { 1 , . . , n} such that Ki//K, x Lj//K~ = H//K, = Lj//K, x Ki//K,. 5(i) for the second equation. This contradicts our hypothesis. Thus, we have shown that, for some j E { 1 , . . , n } , Lj[~(i = H. 2(ii). i x f4[i. 7(iii), nK, = nL,. (i. This proves the proposition.

6 Assume that IX] E N, and let H E C be given. (i) Let K E C be such that K C_ O~ Then O~(HIIK) = O~(H)ffK. (ii) Let n E I~ be such that H C_ ( 0 e)"(G). Then (O~ = (O~ Proos (i) Let L E C be such that K C_ L C_ H. Then, n ~ H r and H _C Sa(L) t:~ H / / K C_S a ( L ) / / K L//K ~ #//K ~ H//K c Sc//~(L//K). 4, we have that SG//K(LffK) = SG(L)ffK. Thus, L ~_~H r L//K ~_~H//g. 1(ii), O ~ O~ _<3~H. Therefore, ~_~H/iS<. Thus, by definition, o~(n//K) c o~(~)//K. 3 Thin Residues and Thin Radicals 43 Let L C H be such that O~ = L//K.