even a empty layout file is showing me inflate exception in android

  android, gridview, xml

The below is the layout file for activity main.The problem is unable to start the activity since its showing some exception in the logcat.please help me to fix this.Initially when I had tried to display a grid view it showed this exception now also for a empty layout its showing the same exception I have no clue of what to do

<?xml version="1.0" encoding="utf-8"?>
<RelativeLayout xmlns:android="http://schemas.android.com/apk/res/android"
xmlns:app="http://schemas.android.com/apk/res-auto"
xmlns:tools="http://schemas.android.com/tools"
android:layout_width="match_parent"
android:layout_height="match_parent"
tools:context=".activity.MainActivity">
</RelativeLayout>

The below is my logcat

2021-04-08 10:49:38.049 31158-31158/com.android.studymaterial E/AndroidRuntime: FATAL EXCEPTION: main
Process: com.android.studymaterial, PID: 31158
java.lang.RuntimeException: Unable to start activity ComponentInfo{com.android.studymaterial/com.android.studymaterial.activity.MainActivity}: android.view.InflateException: Binary XML file line #171 in com.android.studymaterial:layout/activity_main: row indices (start + span) mustn't exceed the row count. 
    at android.app.ActivityThread.performLaunchActivity(ActivityThread.java:3780)
    at android.app.ActivityThread.handleLaunchActivity(ActivityThread.java:3956)
    at android.app.servertransaction.LaunchActivityItem.execute(LaunchActivityItem.java:85)
    at android.app.servertransaction.TransactionExecutor.executeCallbacks(TransactionExecutor.java:135)
    at android.app.servertransaction.TransactionExecutor.execute(TransactionExecutor.java:95)
    at android.app.ActivityThread$H.handleMessage(ActivityThread.java:2295)
    at android.os.Handler.dispatchMessage(Handler.java:106)
    at android.os.Looper.loop(Looper.java:246)
    at android.app.ActivityThread.main(ActivityThread.java:8443)
    at java.lang.reflect.Method.invoke(Native Method)
    at com.android.internal.os.RuntimeInit$MethodAndArgsCaller.run(RuntimeInit.java:596)
    at com.android.internal.os.ZygoteInit.main(ZygoteInit.java:1130)
 Caused by: android.view.InflateException: Binary XML file line #171 in com.android.studymaterial:layout/activity_main: row indices (start + span) mustn't exceed the row count. 
 Caused by: java.lang.IllegalArgumentException: row indices (start + span) mustn't exceed the row count. 
    at android.widget.GridLayout.handleInvalidParams(GridLayout.java:855)
    at android.widget.GridLayout.checkLayoutParams(GridLayout.java:869)
    at android.widget.GridLayout.checkLayoutParams(GridLayout.java:886)
    at android.view.ViewGroup.addViewInner(ViewGroup.java:6073)
    at android.view.ViewGroup.addView(ViewGroup.java:5884)
    at android.view.ViewGroup.addView(ViewGroup.java:5856)
    at android.view.LayoutInflater.rInflate(LayoutInflater.java:1125)
    at android.view.LayoutInflater.rInflateChildren(LayoutInflater.java:1082)
    at android.view.LayoutInflater.rInflate(LayoutInflater.java:1124)
    at android.view.LayoutInflater.rInflateChildren(LayoutInflater.java:1082)
    at android.view.LayoutInflater.inflate(LayoutInflater.java:680)
    at android.view.LayoutInflater.inflate(LayoutInflater.java:532)
    at android.view.LayoutInflater.inflate(LayoutInflater.java:479)
    at androidx.appcompat.app.AppCompatDelegateImpl.setContentView(AppCompatDelegateImpl.java:696)
    at androidx.appcompat.app.AppCompatActivity.setContentView(AppCompatActivity.java:170)
    at com.android.studymaterial.activity.MainActivity.onCreate(MainActivity.kt:21)
    at android.app.Activity.performCreate(Activity.java:8183)
    at android.app.Activity.performCreate(Activity.java:8167)
    at android.app.Instrumentation.callActivityOnCreate(Instrumentation.java:1309)
    at android.app.ActivityThread.performLaunchActivity(ActivityThread.java:3753)
    at android.app.ActivityThread.handleLaunchActivity(ActivityThread.java:3956)
    at android.app.servertransaction.LaunchActivityItem.execute(LaunchActivityItem.java:85)
    at android.app.servertransaction.TransactionExecutor.executeCallbacks(TransactionExecutor.java:135)
    at android.app.servertransaction.TransactionExecutor.execute(TransactionExecutor.java:95)
    at android.app.ActivityThread$H.handleMessage(ActivityThread.java:2295)
    at android.os.Handler.dispatchMessage(Handler.java:106)
    at android.os.Looper.loop(Looper.java:246)
    at android.app.ActivityThread.main(ActivityThread.java:8443)
    at java.lang.reflect.Method.invoke(Native Method)
    at com.android.internal.os.RuntimeInit$MethodAndArgsCaller.run(RuntimeInit.java:596)
    at com.android.internal.os.ZygoteInit.main(ZygoteInit.java:1130)

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