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$\renewcommand{\Im}{\text{Im}}$Let $V$ be a finite-dimensional vector space over $\mathbb{C}$ and $T:V \to V$ a linear transformation with $\dim(\Im(T))=\dim(\Im(T^2))$. First prove that $\dim(\ker(T))=\dim(\ker(T^2))$ and then prove that $\ker(T)=\ker(T^2)$.


I'm having some trouble proving this. I figured I could maybe define a new linear transformation $S: T(V) \to V$ and then apply the rank-nullity theorem but I am not able to figure it out..

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$\renewcommand{\Im}{\text{Im}}$Remember that by Rank-Nullity $$ \dim(\Im(T)) + \dim(\ker(T)) = \dim(V) = \dim(\Im(T^{2})) + \dim(\ker(T^{2})), $$ and that $\ker(T) \subseteq \ker(T^{2})$.

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