# Suprema Preserving Mapping on Ideals is Increasing

## Theorem

Let $\left({S, \preceq}\right)$, $\left({T, \precsim}\right)$ be ordered sets.

Let $f: S \to T$ be a mapping.

For every ideal $I$ in $\left({S, \preceq}\right)$, let $f$ preserve the supremum on $I$.

Then $f$ is increasing.

## Proof

Let $x, y \in S$ such that:

$x \preceq y$
$\left\{ {x}\right\}$ and $\left\{ {y}\right\}$ admit suprema in $\left({S, \preceq}\right)$
$\left\{ {x}\right\}^\preceq$ and $\left\{ {y}\right\}^\preceq$ admit suprema in $\left({S, \preceq}\right)$

where $\left\{ {x}\right\}^\preceq$ denotes the lower closure of $\left\{ {x}\right\}$

$x^\preceq$ and $y^\preceq$ admit suprema in $\left({S, \preceq}\right)$
$x^\preceq$ and $y^\preceq$ are ideals in $\left({S, \preceq}\right)$

By assumption and definition of mapping preserves the supremum on subset:

$f^\to \left({x^\preceq}\right)$ and $f^\to \left({y^\preceq}\right)$ admit suprema in $\left({T, \precsim}\right)$

and

$\sup \left({f^\to \left({x^\preceq}\right)}\right) = f \left({\sup \left({x^\preceq}\right)}\right)$ and $\sup \left({f^\to \left({y^\preceq}\right)}\right) = f \left({\sup \left({y^\preceq}\right)}\right)$
$\sup \left({x^\preceq}\right) = x$ and $\sup \left({y^\preceq}\right) = y$
$x^\preceq \subseteq y^\preceq$
$f^\to \left({x^\preceq}\right) \subseteq f^\to \left({y^\preceq}\right)$

Thus by Supremum of Subset:

$f\left({x}\right) \precsim f\left({y}\right)$

Thus by definition:

$f$ is increasing.

$\blacksquare$