Published online by Cambridge University Press: 20 November 2018
1. The Frattini and Fitting subgroups of a finite group G have been useful subgroups in establishing necessary and sufficient conditions for G to be solvable. In [1, pp. 657-658, Theorem 1], Baer used these subgroups to establish several very interesting equivalent conditions for G to be solvable. One of Baer's conditions is that ϕ(S), the Frattini subgroup of S, is a proper subgroup of F(S), the Fitting subgroup of S, for each subgroup S ≠ 1 of G. Using the Fitting subgroup and generalized Frattini subgroups of certain subgroups of G we provide certain equivalent conditions for G to be a solvable group. One such condition is that F(S) is not a generalized Frattini subgroup of S for each subgroup S ≠ 1 of G. Our results are given in Theorem 1.