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    Singularity

    If A is 5 by 5, then AB - BA = 0 gives 25 equations for the 25 entries in B. Show that the 25 by 25 matrix is singular by noticing a simple nonzero solution B.
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    I'm not 100% sure exactly what you're trying to ask, but taking B=I_n, the n\times n identity matrix, definitely satisfies your equation.
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    I'm not exactly sure myself. I get confused by the way the questions in this book are worded. I guess I thought it might make more sense to someone else.
    Thanks for answering.
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