The Stacks project

Lemma 66.16.6. Let $S$ be a scheme. Let

\[ \xymatrix{ X_1 \ar[d] \ar[r]_{f_1} & Y_1 \ar[d] \\ X_2 \ar[r]^{f_2} & Y_2 } \]

be a commutative diagram of algebraic spaces over $S$. Let $Z_ i \subset Y_ i$, $i = 1, 2$ be the scheme theoretic image of $f_ i$. Then the morphism $Y_1 \to Y_2$ induces a morphism $Z_1 \to Z_2$ and a commutative diagram

\[ \xymatrix{ X_1 \ar[r] \ar[d] & Z_1 \ar[d] \ar[r] & Y_1 \ar[d] \\ X_2 \ar[r] & Z_2 \ar[r] & Y_2 } \]

Proof. The scheme theoretic inverse image of $Z_2$ in $Y_1$ is a closed subspace of $Y_1$ through which $f_1$ factors. Hence $Z_1$ is contained in this. This proves the lemma. $\square$


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