# The minimum sum of element orders of finite groups

Document Type: Research Paper

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1 Department of Mathematics, Shabestar branch, Islamic Azad University, Shabestar, Iran

2 Department of Mathematics, Shabestar Branch, Islamic Azad University, Shabestar, Iran

3 Department of Mathematics, Tabriz Branch, Islamic Azad University, Tabriz, Iran

Abstract

‎Let $G$ be a finite group and $\psi(G)=\sum_{g\in G}o(g)$‎, ‎where $o(g)$ denotes the order of $g\in G$‎. ‎We show that the Conjecture 4.6.5 posed in [Group Theory and Computation‎, ‎(2018) 59-90]‎, ‎is incorrect‎. ‎In fact‎, ‎we find a pair of finite groups $G$ and $S$ of the same order such that $\psi(G)<\psi(S)$‎, ‎with $G$ solvable and $S$ simple‎.

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