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Min. Spanning Tree - Same weight

Prove that every minimum spanning tree of a connected graph, $G$, has the same maximum edge. Intuitively, this makes sense to me. You need to have that heavy edge because that is the cheapest ...
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Proof that a local minimum in a spanning tree is also a minimum spanning tree.

Be $G$ a connected graph with weights associated to its edges. Be $T(G)$ the graph that has the spanning trees of $G$ as vertex, and two spanning trees are adjacent to each other if and only if each ...
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prove splits compatible if and only if edge-split

"Prove that if $e_A$ and $e_B$ are distinct edges of a binary $X$-tree $T$ and $C=A\Delta B$(symmetric difference), then the splits $\sigma(A), \sigma(B)$ and $\sigma(C)$ are compatible if and only if ...
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Representing trees in Set builder notation?

Is there a way to represent graphs and minimum spanning trees using set builder notation? e.g. I have a weighted graph of n nodes, all connected to each other in a mesh network manner. I am to ...
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Expected number of feed-forward/backward triangles in a random graph with internal nodes.

Suppose we have a graph with N* nodes (these are internal nodes. they all have at least one child). Every directed link in the network exists with probability p. What would be the expected number of: ...
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Proof of existing path on Depth-First-Search spanning tree

Let $G$ be an undirected connected graph, and $T$ the directed spanning tree of $G$, which I got by performing a DFS on $G$. If $H$ is a complete subgraph of $G$, how can I proof that there a path in ...
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A Graph as a Union of K forests.

I want to show that a graph G that is a union of k forests has a chromatic number of at most 2k. I have narrowed my problem down to trying to show that any graph G that is a union of n trees has a ...
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How to prove this necessary and sufficient condition for tree in graph theory?

Let $0<d_1\leq\ldots\leq d_n$ be integers. Show that there exists a tree with degrees $d_1,\ldots,d_n$ if and only if $d_1+\ldots+d_n=2n-2$.
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How to prove that the smallest asymmetric tree has at least 7 vertices?

Find the smallest possible number of vertices an asymmetric tree can have (i.e. prove that no smaller tree can be asymmetric). I think that the answer is 7, but I don't know how to prove it.
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Number of nodes with even offspring

I've been working on a combinatorics assignment, and while the last few questions had clever solutions which didn't involve functional equations and the use LIFT, I fear I'm at my end. Given a ...
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max number of keys in a 2-3-4 tree

Let $M(L)$ be the largest number of keys (a $2$-node has $1$ key and two children, a $3$-node has $2$ keys and $3$ children, and a $4$-node has $3$ keys and $4$ children) in a $2-3-4$ tree that ...
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Unique solution for a given pre- and post-order of a rooted tree

Decide the picture of a rooted tree with pre-order $a,b,c,d,e,f,g,h$ and post-order $d,e,f,g,h,c,b,a$. Show that there always is a unique solution for a given pre- and post-order of a rooted tree. My ...
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Number of distinct path in a graph with $n$ vertices

Let $T = (V , E)$ be a tree with $|V | = n\geqslant 2$. How many distinct paths are there (as sub graphs) in $T$? I already have the answer to this question as $(n/2)$. The problem that I'm having is ...
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Prove that there are two end points in a tree with a common neighbor

Let $T=(V,E)$ be a tree with at least $3$ vertices. Assume that every vertex has either degree $1$ or a degree of at least $3$ (so there are no vertices with degree $2$). Prove that there are two end ...
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Prove there is a tree with $n$ vertices having degrees $d_1, d_2…d_n$

For $n ≥ 2$ suppose $d_1, d_2,....d_n$ are positive integers with sum $2n - 2$. Prove there is a tree with n vertices having degrees $d_1, d_2....d_n$. I'm at a loss on this one. I'm sure it's pretty ...
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spanning trees of graphs

Assume we have a simple connected graph G, how would start a prove of the following statement? For any edge of G, there is a spanning tree of G that contans it. I have decided that this is a true ...
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Suppose there are two different spanning trees for a simple graph. Must they have an edge in common?

My instinct is yes, but I don't know how to formalize it into a proof. I still haven't wrapped my head around spanning trees yet. Any thoughts are appreciated!
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M-ary tree problem

A full $m$-ary tree $T$ has 81 leaves and height 4 1) Give the upper and lower bounds for $m$ 2) What is $m$ if T is also balanced? [with $m^h=l$ for maximum leaf in a m-ary tree $m^4=81$ then m=3 ...
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How can I prove this property of a $d$-ary tree?

I have the following homework (algorithms lecture): Every $d$-ary tree $G=(V,E)$ contains a vertex $v$ such that the size of the subtree with root $v$ is at least $\frac{1}{d+1} \vert V \vert$ and at ...
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If $G$ is a tree and $\forall v_1, v_2 : dist(v_1, v_2)$ is even, where $v_1, v_2-$ are leaves $\Rightarrow \exists!$ a maximal independent set.

If $G$ is a tree and $\forall v_1, v_2 : dist(v_1, v_2)$ is even, where $v_1, v_2-$ are leaves of the tree $\Rightarrow \exists!$ a maximal independent set. Give some clue please! Thanks anyway!
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Prove equivalence of conditions for a tree

Let $G=(V,E)$ denote a nonempty graph. Show that the following conditions are all equivalent. $G$ is a tree. Any two vertices in $G$ can be connected by a unique simple path. $G$ is ...
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Recurrence relation induction [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Solving the recurrence $t(n)=(t(n-1))^2 + 1$ Show that the number of binary trees of height less than or equal to $n$ is given by the recurrence \begin{align*} ...
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Number of Trees with n Nodes

I am struggling with a question that asks the number of trees that exist with x nodes and max level z. During my research I found that the number of binary trees with x nodes can be obtained by ...
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Graph Theory - Spanning Trees

Consider a graph $G$ composed of two cycles which share an edge. $C_x$ is the cycle of length $x$ and $C_y$ is the cycle length $y$, for $x,y \ge 3$. (for example, if $x = 6$ and $y = 5$, then $C_x$ ...
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How to show that every connected graph has a spanning tree, working from the graph “down”

I am confused about how to approach this. It says: Show that every connected graph has a spanning tree. It's possible to find a proof that starts with the graph and works "down" towards the ...
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Proof involving a minimum weight spanning tree.

Please help with the following homework problem: Let G be an undirected graph, $v: E\to R$ and $w: E\to R$ be two weight functions on the edges of $G$. Let $z: E\to R$ be defined as the sum of ...
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Comparison trees

You have 60 coins. You know that 1 coin is either lighter or heavier than the other coins. How many comparisons are needed in a worst case scenario to discover which coin is the false one and ...
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Graph - Minimum spanning tree

I have a graph with a cycle ($v_1,\ldots,v_k, v_1=v_k$). Claim: If there is a cycle with 2 edges of the same weight, and they are the heaviest edges in this cycle, then there is more than one Minimum ...
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How do you calculate the average length of a random binary tree?

Assuming that you start out with a root node, and decide with 50% probability whether or not to add two children nodes. If they do, repeat this process for them. How can you find the average length of ...