Let S = {R-Z}, the set of all reals that are not integers. Is S a subring of R? I think not because 1/2 is in S but 1/2-1/2=0 so S is not closed under subtraction so is not a subring. is that right?
what do you think? and why do you think it? if i say you are wrong, would you believe me? why or why not?
i think im right, im asking because some of the kids in my class said zero is not an integer and they said i should of picked two distinct elements to show its not closed but i said it didnt matter.
In which class are you learning about rings where the students don't believe that 0 is an integer and believe that you have to pick two distinct elements to show it's not closed?