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I have used GAP to compute the subgroup generated by 300 random pairs of

elements of G. 151 of those pairs generated the entire group, so the

probability is about 50%.

I don't think we can figure out the exact number, since we don't know the

maximal subgroups of G. One maximal subgroup we know is the derived

subgroup (on which the upper bound of 75% is based). Then there are the

8 stabilizers of the corners (of index 8) and the 12 stabilizers of the

edges (of index 12). Using those it should be possible to push the upper

bound down to something about 60%.

Martin.

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