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\begin{equation*} \DeclareMathOperator\Coim{Coim} \DeclareMathOperator\Coker{Coker} \DeclareMathOperator\Ext{Ext} \DeclareMathOperator\Hom{Hom} \DeclareMathOperator\Im{Im} \DeclareMathOperator\Ker{Ker} \DeclareMathOperator\Mor{Mor} \DeclareMathOperator\Ob{Ob} \DeclareMathOperator\Sh{Sh} \DeclareMathOperator\SheafExt{\mathcal{E}\mathit{xt}} \DeclareMathOperator\SheafHom{\mathcal{H}\mathit{om}} \DeclareMathOperator\Spec{Spec} \newcommand\colim{\mathop{\mathrm{colim}}\nolimits} \newcommand\lim{\mathop{\mathrm{lim}}\nolimits} \newcommand\Qcoh{\mathit{Qcoh}} \newcommand\Sch{\mathit{Sch}} \newcommand\QCohstack{\mathcal{QC}\!\mathit{oh}} \newcommand\Cohstack{\mathcal{C}\!\mathit{oh}} \newcommand\Spacesstack{\mathcal{S}\!\mathit{paces}} \newcommand\Quotfunctor{\mathrm{Quot}} \newcommand\Hilbfunctor{\mathrm{Hilb}} \newcommand\Curvesstack{\mathcal{C}\!\mathit{urves}} \newcommand\Polarizedstack{\mathcal{P}\!\mathit{olarized}} \newcommand\Complexesstack{\mathcal{C}\!\mathit{omplexes}} \newcommand\Pic{\mathop{\mathrm{Pic}}\nolimits} \newcommand\Picardstack{\mathcal{P}\!\mathit{ic}} \newcommand\Picardfunctor{\mathrm{Pic}} \newcommand\Deformationcategory{\mathcal{D}\!\mathit{ef}} \end{equation*}

Lemma 10.96.3. Let $(R, \mathfrak m)$ be a Noetherian local ring. Let $I \subset \mathfrak m$ be an ideal. Denote $R^\wedge $ the completion of $R$ with respect to $I$. The ring map $R \to R^\wedge $ is faithfully flat. In particular the completion with respect to $\mathfrak m$, namely $\mathop{\mathrm{lim}}\nolimits _ n R/\mathfrak m^ n$ is faithfully flat.

Proof. By Lemma 10.96.2 it is flat. The composition $R \to R^\wedge \to R/\mathfrak m$ where the last map is the projection map $R^\wedge \to R/I$ combined with $R/I \to R/\mathfrak m$ shows that $\mathfrak m$ is in the image of $\mathop{\mathrm{Spec}}(R^\wedge ) \to \mathop{\mathrm{Spec}}(R)$. Hence the map is faithfully flat by Lemma 10.38.15. $\square$


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