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Lemma 10.66.16. Let $R$ be a ring. Let $M$ be an $R$-module. Let $S \subset R$ be a multiplicative subset. Assume that every $s \in S$ is a nonzerodivisor on $M$. Then

\[ \text{WeakAss}(M) = \text{WeakAss}(S^{-1}M). \]

Proof. As $M \subset S^{-1}M$ by assumption we obtain $\text{WeakAss}(M) \subset \text{WeakAss}(S^{-1}M)$ from Lemma 10.66.4. Conversely, suppose that $n/s \in S^{-1}M$ is an element with annihilator $I$ and $\mathfrak p$ a prime which is minimal over $I$. Then the annihilator of $n \in M$ is $I$ and $\mathfrak p$ is a prime minimal over $I$. $\square$

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