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## Homework Statement

Let S be a simple ring. Show that all nonzero elements of S have equal additive order. Show that this order either is a prime number p or is infinite.

## The Attempt at a Solution

All I could show is that the order of any element x in S must divide that of the unity element: if n is the order of the unity element, then nx=n(1x)=(n1)x=0x=0. By Lagrange's theorem the order of any element must also divide the number of elements in the ring.