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## The characteristic of an integral domain is prime or zero

Solution to Abstract Algebra by Dummit & Foote 3rd edition Chapter 7.3 Exercise 7.3.28 Solution: Suppose the characteristic $n$ of $R$ is composite, and that $n = ab$ where $a$…

## Every nonzero Boolean ring has characteristic 2

Solution to Abstract Algebra by Dummit & Foote 3rd edition Chapter 7.3 Exercise 7.3.27 Solution: Let $R$ be a Boolean ring. Note that $$1+1 = (1+1)^2 = 1+1+1+1,$$ so that…

## Basic properties of the characteristic of a ring

Solution to Abstract Algebra by Dummit & Foote 3rd edition Chapter 7.3 Exercise 7.3.26 Solution: (1) We begin by showing that $\varphi(a+b) = \varphi(a) + \varphi(b)$ for nonnegative $b$ by…