# Geometric Multiplicity need help

## Homework Statement

$$\lambda$$=0 is an eigenvalue of
A=
|1 1 1 1 1|
|1 1 1 1 1|
|1 1 1 1 1|
|1 1 1 1 1|
|1 1 1 1 1|

## Homework Equations

Find the geometric multiplicity of $$\lambda$$=0 as an eigenvalue of A

## The Attempt at a Solution

I row reduced it then got the last four rows of all 0s but dont know where to go from there??

Now you have 4 free variables, namely $x_2, x_3, x_4, x_5$. If that doesn't tell you right away, set $x_2 = t_1$, $x_3 = t_2$, etc. This gives you
$$\begin{pmatrix} x_1 \\ x_2 \\ x_3 \\ x_4 \\ x_5 \end{pmatrix}= \begin{pmatrix} -t_1 - t_2 - t_3 - t_4 \\ t_1 \\ t_2 \\ t_3 \\ t_4 \end{pmatrix}$$