Alexsts thank you for your reply. This is the version and location of what I downloaded:
MySQL Community Server 5.5.25
Mac OS X ver. 10.6 (x86, 64-bit), DMG Archive
I originally had XAMMP installed on my computer and deleted it before i installed mysql.
I went into my terminal and typed "uname -a" to determine which bit I needed download.
I appreciate your help!