I have to do the following exercise form the fraleigh:
Show that Q under addition is not a free abelian group (Hint: Show that no two distinct rational numbers n/m and r/s could be contained in a set satisfying condition 2 of theorem 38.1)
Condition 2: X generates G, and n_1*x_1 + n_2*x_2 + ... + n_r*x_r = 0 for n_i in Z if and only if n_1 = n_2 =...= n_r = 0