In this paper, we introduce an operation that creates families of facet-defining inequalities for high-dimensional infinite group problems using facet-defining inequalities of lower-dimensional group problems. We call this family sequential-merge inequalities because they are produced by applying two group cuts one after the other and because the resultant inequality depends on the order of the operation. The sequential-merge inequalities can be used to generate inequalities whose continuous variables coefficients are stronger than those of the constituent low-dimensional cuts. We also show that they can be used to derive the three-gradient facet-defining inequality introduced by Dey and Richard. We then introduce a general scheme for generating valid inequalities for lower-dimensional group problems using valid inequalities of higher-dimensional group problems. We present conditions under which this construction generates facet-defining inequalities when applied to sequential-merge inequalities. We show that this procedure generates a subfamily of the two-step MIR inequalities of Dash and Gunluk.
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