$R=k[[x,y]]/(xy)$, $k$ a field. This ring is local with maximal ideal $m=(x,y)R$. Then the book proves that $x\otimes y\in m\otimes m$ is not zero, but I don't understand what's going on, if the tensor product is $R$-linear, then $x\otimes y=1\otimes xy=1\otimes 0=0$, where is the mistake? And also the book proves that this element is torsion:
$(x+y)(x\otimes y)=(x+y)x\otimes y=(x+y)\otimes(xy)=(x+y)\otimes0=0$
why $(x+y)x\otimes y=(x+y)\otimes(xy)$?