(a) Let $A$ be a $6\times 6$ matrix and suppose that $A$ can be written as
\[A=BC,\] where $B$ is a $6\times 5$ matrix and $C$ is a $5\times 6$ matrix.
Prove that the matrix $A$ cannot be invertible.
(b) Let $A$ be a $2\times 2$ matrix and suppose that $A$ can be written as
\[A=BC,\] where $B$ is a $ 2\times 3$ matrix and $C$ is a $3\times 2$ matrix.
Can the matrix $A$ be invertible?Add to solve later
Suppose that $A$ is a real $n\times n$ matrix.
(a) Is it true that $A$ must commute with its transpose?
(b) Suppose that the columns of $A$ (considered as vectors) form an orthonormal set.
Is it true that the rows of $A$ must also form an orthonormal set?
(University of California, Berkeley, Linear Algebra Qualifying Exam)Add to solve later