I have read around on the site and thought I found a solution to my problem but alas that is not the case.
I have downloaded Mysql as a dmg file onto my computer and installed it but when I go to start the server I am getting the following response out of my terminal.
adam-hodnichaks-computer:~ adamhodnichak$ sudo /usr/local/mysql/bin/mysql -u root -p
ERROR 1045 (28000): Access denied for user 'root'@'localhost' (using password: YES)
I am trying to get this set up to user with Ruby on Rails and any help would be greatly appreciated!