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Graph Theory: Trees, leaves and cycles

So, a vertex is called a leaf if it connected to only one edge. a) Show that a tree with at least one edge has at least 2 leaves. b) Assume that G = (V, E) is a graph, V ≠ Ø, where every vertex ...
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Automorphism of Tree

Let $\sigma$ and $\theta$ be two automorphisms of tree $X$. I want to show that min$_{v\in V(X)}d(v,\sigma(v))=$min$_{v\in V(X)}d(\theta^{-1}\sigma\theta(v),v)$. I know every automorphism of tree is ...
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How many vertices does this tree have?

Suppose that $T$ is a tree. It has $e$ edges and $n$ vertices, and $\overline{T}$ has $10e$ edges. What is n? I think $n = 1$ is a solution, because $T$ can have no edges then, so $0=10*0$. A ...
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Understanding countable ordinals (as trees, step by step)

Even though ordinal numbers – considered as transitive sets – are perfect non-trees, it is worth (and natural) to visualize them as trees, starting from the finite ones which are given as ...
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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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Prong Corollary, $G$ has a subgraph isomorphic to $T$

There is a corollary in Diestel textbook Graph Theory. Corollary 1.5.4. if $T$ is a tree and $G$ is any graph with $\delta(G) \geq |T|-1$, then $T \subseteq G$, i.e. $G$ has a subgraph isomorphic ...
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What's the rank of this well founded relation?

Definition A tree is an ordered list of trees. (N.B these are finite objects and there is a very simple computable bijection of them with $\mathbb N$) Examples [] and [[],[],[]] and ...
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Tree having no vertex of degree 2 has more leaves than internal nodes

If $T$ is a tree having no vertex of degree 2, then $T$ has more leaves than internal nodes. Prove this claim by a) induction, b) by considering the average degree and using the handshaking lemma. ...
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Number of spanning trees in a complete split graph

A graph is a complete split graph if we can partition it into an independent vertex set and a clique, such that every vertex of the independent vertex set is adjacent to every vertex in the clique. ...
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Condition for a graph to have only one MST (Minimum Spanning Tree)?

Can somebody tell me if there is a condition for an edge-weighted graph to have exactly one MST? I know that it can have more minimum spanning trees, but can it have only one? Thanks in advance!
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Tree decomposition by hand for understanding

I am implementing "algorithm 2" from the paper "Treewidth computations I. Upper bounds" by Bodlander and Koster[1,page5] and I am not sure if I understand it or not. As I understand, the algoritm ...
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Associativity of the tensor product of dendroidal sets

For any smal category $A$, I shall write $\widehat A$ for the category $[A^{\text op}, \mathbf{Set}]$ of presheaves on $A$, and $y_A\colon A \to \widehat A$ for the Yoneda embedding relative to $A$. ...
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Identifying Binary Search Trees from their Prufer Sequence

If you ignore its root, a Binary Search Tree generated by some permutation of $\{1, \ldots, n\}$ is a labeled tree. Which means you can calculate its Prufer Sequence. I did this in Python and I found ...
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a problem about finding an algorithm for a spanning tree in a 3-regular graph

"Consider the connected 3-regular graph G. Find an algorithm that produces a subgraph S of G which is a spanning tree and if you remove S from G then G is divided into some components that each of ...
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What are the algebraic and topological properties of a tree (graph theory), and what are any possible connections?

I'm a non-mathematician working with trees (mostly rooted and oriented trees). Typically, I understand them as join-semilattices, so they have an implicit algebraic structure: they form a subgroup ...
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Proof on Dyadic Trees [Smullyan: First-Order Logic, chapter 1, section 0]

I'm having difficult with a proof from Smullyan's First-Order Logic, Chapter 1 Section 0 (Reprint, Dover 1968, p. 4): Prove: In a dyadic tree, define x to be to the left of y if there is a ...
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maximizing the inverse degree in a graph

The inverse degree in the graph $G$ is defined as \begin{align*} r(G) = \sum_{i=1}^N \frac{1}{d_i}, \end{align*} where $d_i$ is the degree of node (vertex) $i$. Is the connected graph with maximum ...
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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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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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Tree pruning question…

all. I'm facing the question: "A chain letter starts when a person sends a letter to five others. Each person who receives the letter either sends it to five other people who have never received it ...
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About finiteness of trees

I am reading a book of Michael Sipser "Introduction to the theory of computation", and there is a theorem, which he gives without a proof: "If every node of a tree has only finitely many children and ...
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Proof about trees

Show that in any tree there exists a node such that, if we remove this node and the edges adjacent to it, we will obtain trees which have at most n/2 nodes (the removed node is not counted ...
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What is the maximal path of a tree?

Could anyone explain obviously what the maximal path is ? Is it necessary for a tree that has two maximal paths that share no common vertex ?
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In a Tree, show that the largest degree of a node <= number of nodes of degree 1

Let $T$ be a tree in which the largest degree of a node equals to $t$. Let $n_1$ denote the number of nodes of degree $1$ in $G$. Prove that $n_1 ≥ t$ I understand why this works but I am not sure ...
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Graphs: trees, induction proof

I was wondering if you could help me prove the following. $G$ is a tree $\iff$ deleting any edge will disconnect it. And a similar one: $G$ is a tree $\iff$ adding any edge will create a cycle. I ...
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What is the main difference between a free tree and a rooted tree?

In graph theory what is the difference between a rooted tree and a free tree ? What is normally meant when just the plain "tree" is used ?
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A tree on n vertices where every vertex has degree 1 or 4. Prove that n ≡ 2 (mod 3)

Let T be a tree tree on n vertices where every vertex has degree 1 or 4. Prove that n ≡ 2 (mod 3)
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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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Prove that the vertex degree of a minimum spanning tree is in $\mathcal{O}(1)$

I have given a set of points $S$ in $\mathbb{R}^2$. From the this points I create a mininum spanning tree MST. The euclidean distance of the points is used as the weight for the edges. The ...
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could a spanning tree graph be expressed by a lower triangular matrix?

Suppose a directed spanning tree graph $G$, there are $n$ nodes, and the root is node $1$. We express this graph by a matrix $M_{n\times n}$. If there is an directed edge from node $i$ to node $j$, ...
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How to establish bijective between the set of rooted trees and natural numbers, using Godel numbering?

Consider the structure of a rooted tree independent of its underlying set, (i.e. in the sense of trees as combinatorial species). I know a number of ways which we can encode any such tree in natural ...
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Applications of the number of spanning trees in graphs

Let $G$ be a simple graph and denote by $\tau(G)$ the number of spanning trees of $G$. There are many results related to $\tau(G)$ for certain types of graphs. For example one of the prettiest (to ...
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Recursive Generating function for enumerating leaf labeled binary trees

Let be B(z) the exponential generating function for the number $b_n$ of different rooted unordered binary trees with exactly n leaves labeled only at their leaves (so the internal nodes are ...
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Number of inner nodes in relation to the leaf number N

I am aware that if there is a bifurcating tree with N leaves, then there are (N-1) internal nodes (branching points) with a single root node. How is this relationship proved? Best,
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Fast question about minimum spanning trees

If any edge from a given spanning tree T0 is contained in some minimum spanning tree T*, does this imply that T0 is also a minimum spanning tree ? Right now, I'm trying to draw on paper some graphs ...
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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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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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Algorithm to cut the graph into a tree.

Given a finite connected graph $G$, I can make a finite number of cuts on the edges to obtain a tree. What is the most efficient algorithm to perform this procedure? Thanks, Vladimir
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Graph with fixed amount of spanning trees

"Find a graph with 8 vertices, which have exactly 27 spanning trees." How do I find such a graph, or prove one does not exist?
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Proof involving maximum weight of edge in minimum spanning tree

Let $G$ be a minimum spanning tree of a complete graph. Let $e$ be the maximum weight edge in $G$. I'd like to proof that given any other spanning tree $G'$ of this graph, being $j$ the maximum weight ...
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Generating function for planted planar trees

I need your help to solve this problem : Give a generating function for planted planar trees with all degrees odd. Show that the number of such trees with $2k+1$ non-root vertices is ...
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Finding an Isolated Maximum subset of tree

Given an Oriented Tree T(V,E) with n nodes, each node have an non-negative number (the numbers are not related to nodes order). A subgroup Z of V called an Isolated if it doesn't include two nodes ...
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spanning trees of an edge transitive graph

Let $G$ be an edge transitive graph. Let $t(G)$ be the number f spanning trees on $G$. Show that each edge lies in exactly $\tfrac{(n-1)t(G)}{m}$ spanning trees. Where $|V(G)|=n$ and $|E(G)=m$. ...
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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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A way to codify (pre-calculatate) if a one Tree Node is a descendant of another

I have a simple, 1-directional tree representing the veins in a human body. It looks somewhat like this (red dots are nodes, blood flow is always downwards, sorry for my drawing): What I need is a ...
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Proof by induction and height of a binary tree

I need some help with a simple proof. I want to know if this proof is correct: Let's define the height of a binary tree node as: 0, if the node is a leaf 1 + the maximum height of the children ...
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Minimum Number of Nodes for Full Binary Tree with Level $\lambda$

If the level ($\lambda$) of a full binary tree at zero is just a root node, than I know that I can get the maximum possible number of nodes (N) for a full binary tree using the following: N = ...
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Evaluating 'combinatorial' sum

Help me please to calculate the following sum. I have seen such kind of formulas in the papers related to combinatorics, specifically 'trees'. I am curious how to calculate or approximate this sum: ...
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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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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 ...