# Wielandt-Kegel theorem

###### Theorem.

If a finite group is the product of two nilpotent subgroups, then it is solvable.

That is, if $H$ and $K$ are nilpotent subgroups of a finite group $G$, and $G=HK$, then $G$ is solvable.

This result can be considered as a generalization of Burnside’s $p$-$q$ Theorem (http://planetmath.org/BurnsidePQTheorem), because if a group $G$ is of order $p^{m}q^{n}$, where $p$ and $q$ are distinct primes, then $G$ is the product of a Sylow $p$-subgroup (http://planetmath.org/SylowPSubgroup) and Sylow $q$-subgroup, both of which are nilpotent.

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