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Black Depth in Red-black Tree?

Wikipedia's Red-black tree states the last property of a Red-black tree: Every path from a given node to any of its descendant NIL nodes contains the same number of black nodes. Some definitions: ...
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Depth-first search binary tree problem

Professor Hastings has constructed a 23-node binary tree in which each node is labeled with a unique letter of the alphabet. Preorder and postorder traversals of the tree visit the nodes in the ...
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Relationship between ordered trees and integer partitions

I've found that there is a bijection between integer partitions and ordered rooted trees with roots of degree 2 or greater. The rigorous proof is complicated, but the gist of it is that you take the ...
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Must a minimum weight spanning tree for a graph contain the least weight edge of every vertex of the graph?

Currently learning about spanning trees and using Kruskal's algorithm and I was wondering whether a minimum weight spanning tree of a weighted graph must contain one of the least weight edges of every ...
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Finding a minimum spanning tree in a graph with edge weights in {1,2,.., R} where R is constant

I have recently been doing some research into algorithms for finding minimum spanning trees in graphs, and I am interested in the following problem: Let G be an undirected graph on n vertices with m ...
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Proving that the number of full nodes + 1 is equal to the number of leaves in a nonempty binary tree

I am looking at the proof of this and I am so completely lost on where they are getting some of the expressions. Here is the proof: Consider that $N$ is the number of nodes, $F$ is the number of full ...
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Set Theory: Graphs and $k$-Colorings

Let $G = (V, E)$ be a graph with $V = \omega$. Show that if for all $n < \omega$, the graph $G_{n} = (n, E \cap [n]^{2})$ is $k$-colorable, then $G$ is $k$-colorable. I know how to prove this ...
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Is there a way to obtain exactly 2 quarts in the 8-quart or 5-quart pitcher?

Suppose we are given pitchers of waters, of sizes $12$ quarts, $8$ quarts, and $5$ quarts. Initially the $12$ quart pitcher is full and the other two empty. We can pour water from one pitcher to ...
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Determine depth of node in perfect binary tree with depth-first in-order enumeration

Given a perfect, balanced and complete binary tree of height H with its nodes enumerated depth-first in-order, what formula can you use to calculate the depth of a node given its index in constant ...
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Computing shortest path including specific edge

Consider the weighted undirected graph with $4$ vertices, where the weight of edge $\{i, j\}$ is given by the entry $W_{i, j}$ in the matrix $W$. $$W = \begin{bmatrix} 0&2&8&5\\ 2&0&...
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Show that a simple connected graph G contains a cycle if and only if it contains more than one spanning tree.

This doesn't seem like a huge leap to prove this statement. However, I'm having trouble writing out a proof formally. I understand that I need to prove two directions. Thanks for your help
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Clustering via U(-W)PGMA

Given paiwise distance between 5 taxa: {a,b,c,d,e} 0 3 12 12 9 - 0 13 13 10 - - 0 6 7 - - - 0 7 - - - - 0 Calculate evolutionary tree, using UPGMA and ...
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Proving the smallest number of leaves in a tree

What is the smallest number of leaves in a tree with two vertices of degree 3, one vertex of degree 5 and two vertices of degree 6? I've come up with what I think is the correct drawing containing ...
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Can there be a walk between a tree and it's subgraph formed by removing an edge from the tree?

Say T is a tree and e is an edge in T. H is a subgraph of T obtained by removing edge e in T. Can there be a walk in H that connects to T? Edit: I've been trying to work it out, and what I have is ...
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Graph containing every tree

Let $G$ be a graph on $n$ vertices of size at least $(k-1)n - {k\choose 2} +1$. Show that $G$ contains all trees of order $k+1$. What I really would like to show is that there is a subgraph of ...
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How many types of distinct Binary Tree can be formed with a height of h?

How many types of distinct Binary Tree can be formed with a height of h? if we only know the height of binary tree, and we regard root-left and root-right as the same tree structure, this means if the ...
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$G’$ be the graph constructed by squaring the weights of edges in $G$.

Let $G$ be a weighted graph with edge weights greater than one and $G’$ be the graph constructed by squaring the weights of edges in $G$. Let $T$ and $T’$ be the minimum spanning trees of $G$ and $G’$,...
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Adding one edge to a tree creates exactly one cycle

I am having trouble proving this question. I am also having trouble visualizing how this works, using a binary tree as an example. I don't see how adding an edge creates one cycle? Isn't a cycle ...
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Determine Huffman Tree Depth Using any combinactory ways?

I see this link for determining depth (height) of Huffman tree, but not useful for me. My Question is: Knowing the frequencies of each symbol, is it possible to determine the maximum height or ...
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Number of full orderings in a full binary tree.

I'm trying to resolve an example from book. T = (V, E) is a full binary tree, and |V| = n. Show that there exist ...
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Number of binary search tree of height $6$

The number of ways in which the numbers $1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7$ can be inserted in an empty binary search tree, such that the resulting tree has height $6$, is______ . Note: The height of a tree with a ...
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Show that there's a minimum spanning tree if all edges have different costs

Show that there's a unique minimum spanning tree (MST) in case the edges' weights are pairwise different $(w(e)\neq w(f) \text{ for } e\neq f)$. I thought that the proof can be done for example by ...
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Prove that for every two graphs G & H as explained, $\tau(H)=k^{v-1}\tau(G)$

A spanning tree T of an undirected graph G is a subgraph that is a tree which includes all of the vertices of G. Suppose that for every graph $G$, $\tau(G)$ is the number of spanning trees of G. ...
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MST, Cut in Graph, Some Claims?

I ready for taking a P.hD Entrance Exam. one of old-solution problem of Data Structure is as follows: Which of the following Claims is True about MST of Simple, ...
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Shortest Path Via Dynamic Programming Formulation?

We have a directed Graph $G=(V,E)$ with vertex set $V=\left\{ 1,2,...,n\right\}$. weight of each edge $(i,j)$ is shown with $w(i, j)$. if edge $(i,j)$ is not present, set $ w(i,j)= + \infty $. for ...
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Proving statement for a tree-graph theory

So i need help with this: Let T be a tree. And degree of every vertice is an odd number. So i need to prove that there is an odd number of paths in that tree. So i basically need to prove that there ...
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How many degrees of freedom exist in an agglomerative hierarchical clustering?

The computational complexity of generating an agglomerative hierarchical clustering from n vectors is $O(n^2)$ (calculating the pairwise distance matrix) dendrogram example However, the total number ...
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Number of binary trees with N nodes

I am trying to calculate the number of trees (non isomorphic) with n nodes (total including leaves). I think that there are n! such trees, but I don't know how to prove that. I know that the number ...
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Need combinatorial formula

Let we have a forest $F_n(P)$ with $n$ nodes defined by set $P$ of all pairs $\{\text{father}, \text{son}\}$. For instance $P=\{\{1, 2\}, \{3, 4 \}, \{1, 3 \}\}$ defines a forest $F_5(P).$ Let $...
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Proof of Mutually Inclusive Tree Properties

I don't know if that's the most accurate title. I'm trying to prove that one property of trees implies another without using any of the other properties. This is for homework. But I'm really just ...
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Let $G$ be a connected graph, then $G$ is a tree iff $G$ has no cycles

Prove the following: Let $G$ be a connected graph, then $G$ is a tree $\iff$ $G$ has no cycles. $\Rightarrow$ If $G$ is connected and a tree then by the definition of tree it has no cycles. $\...
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Prove that a connected graph with $n$ vertices is a tree iff it has $n-1$ edges. [duplicate]

What are different ways of proving this theorem, using different definitions for a tree (e.g. maximally acyclic graph, minimally connected graph, there's a unique path between any two vertices, etc.)
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Depth first search tree in an undirected graph $G$.

Let $T$ be a depth first search tree in an undirected graph $G$. Vertices $u$ and $ν$ are leaves of this tree $T$. The degrees of both $u$ and $ν$ in $G$ are at least $2$. which one of the following ...
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There are at least 22 vertex-disjoint paths between every pair of vertices?

$G$ is a graph on $n$ vertices and $2n−2$ edges$.$ The edges of G can be partitioned into two edge-disjoint spanning trees. Which of the following is NOT true for $G?$ For every subset of $k$ ...
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Determining Ambiguity in Context Free Grammars

What are some common ways to determine if a grammar is ambiguous or not? What are some common attributes that ambiguous grammars have? For example, consider the following Grammar G: $S \rightarrow S(...
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Finding DFS in undirected graph

Consider the following sequence of nodes for the undirected graph given below. a b e f d g c a b e f c g d a d g e b c f a d b c g e f A Depth First Search (DFS) is started at node a. The nodes ...
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Are subgroups of automorphism groups of trees direct product of symmetric, cyclic and dihedral groups?

My question is triggered by my confusion with the notation $\Psi$ in Constructive Approach to Automorphism Groups of Planar Graphs by Klavík et al. The notation $\Psi$ was first used expressing ...
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How to find the best-case and average-case number of comparisons performed by a comparison tree?

So I'm reviewing some material before a midterm tomorrow and I came across this question: ...
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Find depth of three node tree

I am trying to write a formula to find the depth of a three node tree and having issues doing it. Each node will have an index number going from top to bottom, left to right. It will look something ...
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Given a forest, adding k edges would result in a cycle Proof

Assume you have a forest with k connected components. Prove that if you added $k$ edges, you would obtain a cycle. I’m thinking these facts/theorems may be useful... In a forest, each component ...
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What's the complexity class of Sub-Polytrees isomorphism?

In terms of Subgraph isomorphism I believe Directed Acyclic Graphs (DAG's) are in the np-complete complexity class. What about Poly-trees (oriented trees)? These are DAG's where the possible paths ...
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Possible paths in trinomial tree with recombination

So I know that the number of possible paths to end up in node $i$ from the top in a binomial tree with recombination at step $n$ is equal to $\binom{n-1}{i-1}$. Is there a similar formula for the ...
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Graphs embeddable into tree like simplicial 2-complexes

A tree gives rise to a simplicial 1-complex. A tree like simplicial 2-complex would be simplicial 2-complex without any closed 2-subcomplexes (the analog of a cycle in graphs) and such that the 1-...
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Applications of Prüfer sequence

Reading a book about a graph theory I found out about Prüfer's sequences which converts a labeled tree of $n$ vertices into an array of $n-2$ numbers. I was actually pretty surprised by this and was ...
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How many trees on N vertices have exactly k leaves?

I need help on the topic of counting labeled trees (with its nodes numbered from 1 to N) with exactly k leaves. I have thought about surjective functions that return the father of a node, but I'm not ...
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Full 4-ary tree with 58 internal nodes

I'm not sure how to answer this question In a full 4-ary tree, there are 58 internal nodes. What is the number of leaf nodes in this tree? So a full 4-ary tree means every node has 0 or 4 ...
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Prove by induction a property of a tree graph

Prove by induction (and without the use of cycle definition) that if to delete a leaf vertex from a tree graph it will stay as a tree graph. I think Ive got it wrong but what I did is the following: ...
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Prove by induction the number of edges in a tree given the leaves.

Define a cs130A tree to be a single leaf node or an internal node (the root) connected to two disjoint subtrees, which are themselves cs130A trees. Prove by induction that for all cs130A trees the ...
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How to find total node in tree

I wonder that how to generalize formula of tree. For example, let T be a tree and height of this tree "h" generated in a way that starting from the root node with h children, the branch factor ...
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Get sister node of all nodes given edge list

I've run into this problem writing some code to do some analyses on phylogenetic trees in Python. Let's say I have a tree: ...