Lemma 9.14.3. Let $E/k$ and $F/E$ be purely inseparable extensions of fields. Then $F/k$ is a purely inseparable extension of fields.

**Proof.**
Say the characteristic of $k$ is $p$. Choose $\alpha \in F$. Then $\alpha ^ q \in E$ for some $p$-power $q$. Whereupon $(\alpha ^ q)^{q'} \in k$ for some $p$-power $q'$. Hence $\alpha ^{qq'} \in k$.
$\square$

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