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    Maximal Ideals

    How would i go about finding a maximal ideal of a ring C[x,y] / (x,y). This is the easiest part of a question but how to do this bit escapes me.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jutx View Post
    How would i go about finding a maximal ideal of a ring C[x,y] / (x,y). This is the easiest part of a question but how to do this bit escapes me.

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    What about the ideal (x,y)? It is maximal and it does contain the ideal (x^2,y^2)...

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