# Ideals and Residue class ring

1. Sep 13, 2012

### EV33

1. The problem statement, all variables and given/known data
I am curious,
if I,J, and M are ideals of the commutative ring R, and M/I$\subseteq$J/I, then M$\subseteq$J

2. Relevant equations

M/I = { m+I : m is in M}

J/I = { j+I : j is in J}

I$\subseteq$R is an ideal if
1.) if a and b are in I then a+b is in I
2.) if r is in R and a is in I then a*r is in I

3. The attempt at a solution

Assume M/I$\subseteq$J/I,
and M is not contained in J.

Since M is not contained in J then there exists a m in M that is not in J.
Then m+I is in M/I but not in J/I.

This is a contradiction to the hypothesis that M/I$\subseteq$J/I. Thus M is contained in J. (QED)

Any flaws?