In the Hopf algebra GL

_{p,q}(2) the determinant is central iff p=q. In this case we put determinant to be equal to 1 to get SL_{q}(2). In this paper I consider the case when p/q is a root of unity; and, consequently, a power of the determinant is central.

**ArXiv:** Quantum Algebra and
Topology , q-alg/9701033

**Comments:** 5 pages

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