In the 10th ed. of Elementary Linear Algebra (Anton), the following statement exists:
If Ax = b is a system of linear equations, exactly one of the following is true: (a) the system has no solutions, (b) the system has exactly one solution, (c) the system has more than one solution. The proof will be complete if we can show that the system has infinitely many solutions in case (c)
Why is the text in bold true? How does showing that (c) has infinitely many solutions prove that the system of linear equations may have no solutions, or only one solution?