## Determining invertibility of a matrix

Let A, B, C, D be matrices such that:

AB + CD = 0

and

B is invertible. Moreover, consider the dimension restrictions:

A(m x n), B(n x n), C(m x m), D(m x n)

If C is a square matrix, is there a way to show that it is also invertible with only the above conditions?
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 A and D are non-zero matrices, forget to say.

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## Determining invertibility of a matrix

Take

$$A=\left(\begin{array}{cc} 1 & 1\\ 1 & 1 \end{array}\right), B=\left(\begin{array}{cc} 1 & 0\\ 0 & 1 \end{array}\right), C=\left(\begin{array}{cc} 1 & 1\\ 1 & 1 \end{array}\right), D=\left(\begin{array}{cc} -1 & 0\\ 0 & -1 \end{array}\right)$$
 A and D are rectangular, not square.
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 The example you gave yields incompatible dimensions: AB is 1x2 and CD is 2x1.

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 Quote by allanmulin The example you gave have yields incompatible dimensions: AB is 1x2 and CD is 2x1.
I was editing. Check again.

You can really find these things for yourself.
 That's what I am trying to do! B and C should have the same dimension. A(m x n), B(n x n), C(m x m), D(m x n)

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 Quote by allanmulin That's what I am trying to do! B and C should have the same dimension. A(m x n), B(n x n), C(m x m), D(m x n)
Here, m=2 and n=1.
 Yeah, you're right. Thanks a lot. It seems there is some more information in my physical problem to show that C should be invertible, but could not find it yet.
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