If A is a symmetric nxn mx of rank<=r>=1 and X is a unit eigenvector of A, with eigenvalue(adsbygoogle = window.adsbygoogle || []).push({}); anot= 0, let B=A - aXX^T. Show that B is symmetric and that N(A) is a proper subspace of N(B). Conclude that rank B=<r-1.

i could show X is in N(B) but not in N(A). Does anyone know how I can prove it in general? Then,I could prove N(A) is a proper subspace of N(B). Thanks!

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# Homework Help: (a unit eigenvector)help!

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