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Is there an efficient algorithm to find all the maximum matching in any tree?

A matching in a graph (G) is a set of mutually non-adjacent edges of (G). A maximum matching is a matching maxima cardinallity. A tree is an acyclic connected graph. Is there an efficient algorithm ...
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Rooted Tree and Greedy Algorithms

In a Rooted Tree, we have a message on Root. in each step, each node that has a one copy of message, can transfer this message to at most one of it's childeren. we want to use minimum step and send ...
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Minimum number of pages in a B-Tree of order n?

How can I calculate the minimum number of pages in a B tree of order n and height 3? 1st level = 1 page 2nd level = 2n+1 pages 3rd level = ? 3rd level is 1? Or how many pages?
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Completion of acyclic sub graph

Statement: Given an acyclic subgraph of a connected graph, show that this subgraph can be completed into a spanning tree of the graph. I know that there is a theorem that states that any connected ...
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Difference between Depth first search and Breadth first search algorithm

Currently I am studying Depth first search algorithm and Breadth first search algorithm. Both these algorithms are looking quite similar to me except for some differences. In BFS, we start with a ...
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Minimum Path Cover in Trees

We have a Tree with $m$ nodes and $m-1$ edges. We are given $Q$ queries. Each query consists of a list of nodes of size $k$, $[n_1, n_2, ..., n_k]$. I need to answer the minimum number of paths that ...
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Nodes lying on Same Path in Trees

Given a Treen with $n$ nodes and $n-1$ edges, I have to answer $Q$ queries. In every query, I get a list of nodes of size $k$, $n_1, n_2, ..., n_k$. I need to answer the minimum number of paths that ...
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Is the graceful labeling conjecture still unsolved?

From the Wikipedia article on graceful labeling: ... A major unproven conjecture in graph theory is the Ringel–Kotzig conjecture, named after Gerhard Ringel and Anton Kotzig, which hypothesizes that ...
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Binary Decision Trees

I know the basics to a binary decision tree, but this problem has me a little stumped, and I'm looking for some verification on my ideas. The problem is: "Create a binary decision tree that reflects ...
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Constructing a computably infinite tree with no computable infinite branches using PA

Define an infinite tree as any set of sequences closed under prefix restriction, i.e. any prefix restriction of a sequence in the set is also in the set, where a prefix restriction is a restritcion of ...
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Show that in a binary tree, if B is the number of branch points (including the root) and L is the number of leaves, then one has the relation L = 1+B

We have been discussing trees lately, but have yet to even touch on the topic of a binary tree. I understand what a leaf is, but we didn't have one for the term "branch points" Without being 100% sure ...
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How to prove that each edge of tree is a bridge?

How to prove that each edge of tree is a bridge? My attempt: Tree is a connected graph which has no cycle, and in a connected graph, bridge is a edge whose removal disconnects the graph. Let G ...
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Question about theorem with trees

I know the theorem: for an undirected graph on $n$ nodes, any of the following two imply the third: $G$ is connected $G$ does not contain a cycle $G$ has $n-1$ edges (source) ...
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Minimum biconnected graph from spanning tree algorithm

I'm thinking about if there exist an algorithm, which can build a biconnected graph from spanning tree? The problem is that it should be minimal-weight (each edge between every pair of nodes has it ...
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Minimum spanning tree of graph? proof by contradiction?

this is not a homework but I need to understand it before my exam tomorrow. How to prove by contradiction that a minimum spanning tree of a graph G is unique if all the edge weights in G are distinct?...
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Finding the probability using a tree.

Let's say a specific exam has 3 levels (I, II, III). The candidates who pass the first exam are then eligible to take the next level of the exam. Let's say the pass rates for levels I, II, and III are ...
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Treewidth Of Graphs And Chordal Completion

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Treewidth The above page explains what a tree decomposition is, and states that treewidth of G is equal to the minimum clique number, minus one, of a chordal ...
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You can always delete a vertex from a tree $G$ such that the remaining connected components have size at most $|V(G)|/2$.

I want to prove the statement in the title: for any tree on $n$ vertices, it is possible to delete a vertex such that the deletion leaves connected components with at most $n/2$ vertices each. I drew ...
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Finding Height, Number of Leaves, and Value at of Each Node on Recursive Trees

I have an exam tomorrow and am struggling to understand how to get the height of a tree, the number of leaves, and the value of each node. The image is a practice exam. Any tips and help on the first ...
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Domain of Injectivity of Analytic Map

Suppose we have an analytic map $f: \mathbb{D} \to \mathbb{C}$. Then the set of points where the function is not locally injective is a discrete set. Suppose first for simplicity that the points ...
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Proving the number of leaves of a tree. (Graph Theory)

Prove that if a tree has $n$ vertices (Where $n\geq 2$)and no vertices has degree of $2$, then $T$ has at least $\frac{n+2}{2}$ leaves. Prove by contradiction Suppose that $T$ has less than $\frac{n+...
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Diameter of subtrees

Can some one explain how this guy is calculating the centers of all subtrees in $O(n)$. I couldn't understand it. Here is the Quora link A part of his answer claims the following: 4) Find centre of ...
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Infinite graph theory: What's a tree?

Consider a finite graph $G$: $G$ is a tree if it satisfies any of the following equivalent conditions: (1) $G$ is connected and no cycle can be a subgraph of $G$. (2) $G$ is connected and no cycle ...
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number of nodes in Balance binary tree, Full binary tree Complete binary tree

How can I calculate the number the number of nodes in Balance binary tree, Full binary tree Complete binary tree? For the perfect binary Tree, I found the formula $2^{h+1}-1$.
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Verify directly that are exactly 125 labelled trees on 5 vertices.

I know Cayley's formula. However, I need to count them without using the formula. Such a tree has $5-1=4$ edges. Let the degrees of vertices be $d_1,d_2,d_3,d_4,d_5$. By handshaking lemma $d_1+d_2+d_3+...
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Maximum number of strict binary trees that can be made, each having exactly n leaf nodes.

I am trying to evaluate(Mathematical expression) the number of strict binary trees that can be made with n leaf nodes. I already know that a strict binary tree with n leaf nodes would have exactly ...
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Uniqueness of spanning trees made using search algorithms?

For undirected graphs, the corresponding spanning trees can be obtained using various search algorithms like Depth-first search algorithm , Bredth-first algorithm, etc. I am not sure whether the ...
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Is this a Red-Black Tree?

I tried to build RBT (Red-Black Tree) via this way: I build a balanced binary search tree (much as I can) and then colored it... Now the Q is: if this is a legal RBT? At my opinion is yes, because ...
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How to define a set of trees recursively?

In particular, consider the set of integer-labelled binary trees (T). How could this set be defined in a recursive way from $\mathbb Z$ and T itself? Examples: $(-2, 1, (3, 1, 0)) \in T$ $(-1, (7, 2, ...
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How do I know when to use a Venn diagram or a probability tree? Also, when can I assume that the events are independent?

I have 2 specific problems, one 'requiring' me to use a probability tree, and the other a Venn diagram. I know that apparently the Venn diagrams can be converted into probability trees and vice versa, ...
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Find tree diameter or center

I want to find center in a graph that doesn't have cycles. I heard, that this is how I find a diameter: Take random vertex A Find such vertex B, that distance to it is maximal Find such vertex C, ...
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What function describes this problem of every possible breeding of a set of dogs?

If I have n dogs [a, b, c, ...], and I want to breed them in every possible combination (every possible binary tree made of ...
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Bounding the probability of landing at any point for a random walk on a tree

Fix $m\geq 2$ and a vertex $v_0$ in an infinite connected $2m$-regular tree, (in other words, the Cayley graph for the free group on $m$ generators) and consider the random walk on the tree starting ...
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Are these tree-related concepts redundant?

I've been doing a lot of work with trees lately, and have developed vocabulary that I've been using to describe them. Not having that strong of a background in graph theory, it occurred to me that I ...
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Cuts on complete binary trees

Claim : Suppose we have a complete binary tree of height $h$. We introduce a cut to partition this tree into two sets of vertices of size $x$ and $2^h - 1 - x$ for some $x$. For any $x$, we define the ...
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How Many Ways to Construct Trees With No More Than 4 Connections per Vertex.

I am a high school student (so sorry if my thinking is way off) with a problem related to chemistry essentially dealing with the number of ways you can arrange carbon atoms in a alkane. I saw that ...
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In binary tree, number of nodes with two children when number of leaves is given

For a binary tree what is the number of nodes with two children when the number of leaves is 20? I know that for complete binary tree, when the number of leaves is x then the number of internal nodes ...
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Bona “A Walk Through Combinatorics” Problem 10.29

Given a tree $T$, define the "total distance" of a vertex $v$ by $$ td(v) = \sum_{w \in V(T)} d(v,w), $$ where $d(v,w)$ is the number of edges in the unique $vw$-path in $T$. In any tree, the value of ...
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Parsing a definition concerning trees and tuples

Definition: Let $T$ be a tree. Given a set $X$, we define a $T-tuple$ of elements of $X$ to be a function x: $T\rightarrow X$ Alternatively, we sometimes refer to a $T$-tuple as a tree of elements ...
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Constructing every spanning tree from addition and deletion of edges

Let $G = (V,E)$ be given (note that this is not necessarily simple), and consider the set of every spanning tree of $G$, $S$. Choose any $G_a, G_b \in S$. Is it possible to construct $G_b$ from $G_a$ ...
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Relation between vertices and edges in a tree?

I know the following relation between vertices and edges of a tree - Any connected graph(undirected) with n vertices and $n-1$ edges is a tree. My question is suppose I have an undirected connected ...
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Closed Form for Sum of Nodes in Binary Tree

Consider a binary tree $T$ with nodes in $\mathbb{Z}^+$, where level $k$ of $T$ contains nodes $2^k$ through $2^{k + 1} - 1$. I have some problems that involve visiting the nodes of $T$ in their ...
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Finding log base 2 of a number .

I generally visualize $\log_{2}$ of a number as an inverted binary tree, for example to know how many times 8 needs to be divided to become one I image a inverted tree of 8 leaves then, the level ...
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How many vertices are of degree 1?

Given $T(n,m)$ which contains only vertices of degree 1 and 3. How many vertices are of degree 1? Is it similar to compute in thi link? How many vertices of degree 1 in a tree? Thank you.
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A little bit more difficult problem regarding rooted plane trees

A question regarding rooted plane trees bothers me. We know that the number of rooted plane trees with $n$ nodes equals to $n-{th}$ Catalan number, that is $|Tn| = Cn$. But what is this number if we ...
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Kelly's Proof Of Reconstruction Conjecture For Trees

The vertex reconstruction conjecture states that a graph on n>2 vertices can be discovered from only knowing its proper induced subgraphs. Kelly proved this for trees in 1961. I saw his proof and I ...
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Number of Plane Oriented Recursive Trees

The number of plane oriented recursive trees is $(2n-3)!!$ I understand that given a vertex $v$ with $k$ successors, there are $k+1$ ways to attach a new vertex to create a new tree of size one ...
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Entropy of a dictionary

I have an english dictionary (a file that contains a list of words) and I want to calculate: given a path tree (a word), measure $H(C_{l+1}|C_l=c_l, C_{l-1}=c_{l-1}, ...)$ for a few levels of the ...
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Set Theory: Tree Property

Why does the tree property hold for regular cardinals but not singular cardinals? (I.e. There exists a tree of height $\kappa$ with countable levels and no cofinal branch for $\kappa$ a singular ...
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Example of a Shortest Path Tree for a Directed Graph that contains a directed cycle of negative length

My colleague says this is possible, but I don't understand how. I know it is necessary for the directed Graph to contain no negative cycles in order to prove that the Shortest Path Tree exists. So I ...