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Finding number of subgroups that are of odd order.

Let G be a finite group of order 2k, k odd, that contains a cyclic group of oder k.
Determine a formula to compute the number of subgroups of G that are of odd order.

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Since G has a cyclic subgroup of order k, we can suppose this group is H=<b>, where b is in G and the order of b is k. Since |G|=2k, we can find some a in G, such that a^2=e or the order of a is 2. We know, [G:H]=2 and thus H is a normal subgroup of G. Thus G=<a,b> and each element in G has the form b^n or ab^n, where 0<=n<k.
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The number of subgroups that are of odd order is found. The solution is detailed and well presented.