Lemma 17.24.3. Let $f : (X, \mathcal{O}_ X) \to (Y, \mathcal{O}_ Y)$ be a morphism of ringed spaces. The pullback $f^*\mathcal{L}$ of an invertible $\mathcal{O}_ Y$-module is invertible.

**Proof.**
By Lemma 17.24.2 there exists an $\mathcal{O}_ Y$-module $\mathcal{N}$ such that $\mathcal{L} \otimes _{\mathcal{O}_ Y} \mathcal{N} \cong \mathcal{O}_ Y$. Pulling back we get $f^*\mathcal{L} \otimes _{\mathcal{O}_ X} f^*\mathcal{N} \cong \mathcal{O}_ X$ by Lemma 17.16.4. Thus $f^*\mathcal{L}$ is invertible by Lemma 17.24.2.
$\square$

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