The Stacks project

Lemma 10.128.5. Suppose that $R \to S$ is a local ring homomorphism of local rings. Denote $\mathfrak m$ the maximal ideal of $R$. Suppose

  1. $S$ is essentially of finite presentation over $R$,

  2. $S$ is flat over $R$, and

  3. $f \in S$ is a nonzerodivisor in $S/{\mathfrak m}S$.

Then $S/fS$ is flat over $R$, and $f$ is a nonzerodivisor in $S$.

Proof. Follows directly from Lemma 10.128.4. $\square$

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