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If $(G , .)$ is a group such that $(ab)^{-1}=a^{-1}b^{-1},\forall a,b \in G,$ then $G$ is a/an

1. Commutative semi group
2. Abelian group
3. Non-abelian group
4. None of these
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In a group (G , .) is said to be abelian if

(a*b) =(b*a) ∀a,b ∈G

(ab)-1 = (b--1a-1)............(1)

Given ,(ab)-1= a-1b-1     ..........(2)

from (1) and (2) we can write

a-1b-1   b-1 a-1

we can also write it as

ab=ba

Hence,Option(B)Abelian Group is the correct choice.

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@LeenSharma how did you arrive at  Equation (1) ?
eq(1) is a property of inverse.don't be confuse here eq(1) is property and eq(2) is given in the question which i already mentioned in my solution.
@Leensharma I have not seen this property in any of the video lectures of group theory. In which standard textbook is this theorem there?
$(AB)(AB)^{-1} = I$

$(A^ {-1}AB) (AB)^{-1} = A ^{-1} I$

$(I B) (AB)^{-1} = A ^{-1}$

$B (AB)^{-1} = A ^{-1}$

$B ^{-1} B (AB)^{-1} = B ^{-1} A ^{-1}$

$(AB)^{-1} = B ^{-1} A ^{-1}$
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B abelian group
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A group is called as abelian group if and only if it fallow commutative rule properly.

Example as::

a*b=b*a

Now According to given problem

let:

(x*y)^1=(y*x)^-1

x^-1y^-=y^-1x^-1

so xy=yx that's why it abelian group.

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