Is it true that a subextension of a purely transcendental extension is itself purely transcendental?
In symbols, suppose we have field extensions $M/L/K$, with $M/K$ purely transcendental. Must $L/K$ be purely transcendental?
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Sign up to join this communityIs it true that a subextension of a purely transcendental extension is itself purely transcendental?
In symbols, suppose we have field extensions $M/L/K$, with $M/K$ purely transcendental. Must $L/K$ be purely transcendental?