# Finding all $\alpha$ such that the linear system has infinite solutions

I have the linear system: $$\begin{bmatrix} 2 & -1 & 3 & 5\\ 4 & 2 & 2 & 6\\ -2 & \alpha & 3 & 1 \end{bmatrix}$$

I want to find all $\alpha$ such that the system has infinitely many solutions. From what I've seen, there must be two equations that are multiples of each other so that they cancel out. I don't see an $\alpha$ that could work, so is there no $\alpha$ such that the system has infinitely many solutions?

Also, for a $3 \times 3$ matrix, how do you generally find $\alpha$ such that it has infinitely many solutions? I've only found examples for $2 \times 2$ matrices.

$$\begin{pmatrix} 2 & -1 & 3 & 5\\ 4 & 2 & 2 & 6\\ -2 & \alpha & 3 & 1 \end{pmatrix}\longrightarrow \begin{pmatrix} 2 & -1 & 3 & 5\\ 0 & 4 & \!\!\!-4 & \!\!\!-4\\ 0 & \alpha-1 & 6 & 6 \end{pmatrix}$$
$\,\alpha=-5\,$