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At first sight, it may seem strange that the proofs of Theorems 30, 31 are also based on an application of graded diagrams. But this is indeed the case, and the basis of the proofs of Theorems 30-34 is the construction of a graded presentation with an extended alphabet and with some set of defining relations which contains relations of a new "triangular" form AB = C, where A, B, C are specially chosen words with IAI - IBI and IAI, IBI >> 10. It should be pointed out that even the following corollary of Theorem 30 was hitherto unknown.

N > 1010). Then the group E(m,n) contains a subgroup isomorphic to the free group of rank two, for example < [a,b], [a2,b2] > c E(m,n). Moreover, if n is prime, then the commutator subgroup E'(m,n) of E(m,n) is torsion free, while every element e e E'(m,n) has order n. This theorem is also of independent interest in view of the following two corollaries. Corollary 16. The 2-generator group E(2,n) for odd n >> 1, generates the variety of all groups, but everyfree group Fm, m < oo, is not residually an E(2,n)group.

Let us suppose that R is not symmetrized and contains no cyclic conjugate r of any r e P. such that r * r. 1) is not graded) the following property of an aspherical presentation is well known [3]. Let G = F/N, where F=, N is the normal closure of R in F and F/[F,N] is the free central extension of G. Then the quotient group N/[F,N] is a free abelian group with free basis (rc I r r= R), where rc is the coset r[F,N]. Of course, it is not surprising that the same is true in the graded case.

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