Lemma 30.4: ( D is an integral domain, FD is the field of quotients)

Let D1 denote the subset of FD consisting of all [a,e] for eachain D. Then D1 is a subring of FD and D is isomorphic to D1.

Question: Assume that D, D1, and FD are as in Lemma 30.4. Show that each element of FD is a solution of some equation ax=b with a,b element of D1.

since a and b are elements of D1 they have the form a/1 and b/1. Then putting this into the equation ax=b, the solution is x= (a^-1)b which is exactly b/a or [b,a]. [b,a] is element of FD. This solution exists because the nonzero elements of FD form a group and ax=b has solution in a group.

Somehow it seems too simple. Or i might be wrong and totally confused.

Please point out all the properties of groups, rings and fields employed in the solution.

Thank You.