Question: Given a ring without unity and with no zero-divisors, is it possible that there are idempotents other than zero?
Def: $a$ is idempotent if $a^2 = a$.
Originally the problem was to show that $1$ and $0$ are the only idempotents in a ring with unity and no zero-divisors, but I wonder what happens if we remove the unity condition.
I am trying to find a ring with idempotents not equal to $0$ or $1$. So far my biggest struggle has been coming up with examples of rings with the given properties.
Does anyone have any hints? How should I attack this problem?