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Prove that every subgraph of forest has at least one vertex of degree < 2

So I know that a forest is a graph that has no cycles. This is what I had in mind: Assume that we have the subgraph T, which has two options: to be connected or not. if it's connected it has to be a ...
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Determine the minimum number of weighings to find the counterfeit coin.

Here's the full problem: We have 20 coins, 1 of which is counterfeit (too light). Determine the minimum number of weighings to find the counterfeit coin. Okay so is used the formula $$h=\left ...
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Finding the number of spanning trees on a set of vertices.

I need to find the number of spanning trees on $V = \{1,2,3,4,5,6,7,8,9\}$, where $\{1,2,3,4\}$ are leaves. Can anyone tell me how?
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is MST a Steiner tree?

I am a little bit confused about MST and Steiner tree? Is an MST a steiner tree?? and suppose we are given a weighted undirected connected graph G = (V,E) and S ⊆ V is the smallest subtree of an MST ...
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When trees are the answer: what is the question?

For which optimization problems are (abstract) trees the best solution? E.g. binary search trees are somehow optimal data structures for quick search. But why for example do botanic trees grow as ...
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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 vertices distance from the root in a planar tree

I need you help to solve this problem: Consider a planar tree with $n$ non-root vertices. Give a generating function for vertices distance $d$ from the root. Proof that the total ...
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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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Proof for binary tree is a planar graph

Suppose G is a binary tree. Is G necessarily planar? Give a proof, or a counterexample. My guess is that it is indeed planar but I am struggling to find a formal proof for this. EDIT: Is there a ...
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Number of rooted subtrees of given size in infinite d-regular tree

Currently I am reading a paper where the author states: [...] It is well-known that an infinite $D$-regular rooted tree contains precisely $\frac{1}{(D-1)u + 1} \binom{Du}{u}$ rooted subtrees of ...
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A function for the branches of a tree

Imagine that we have to calculate the number of branches of a tree. Now I made a formula that associates the "level" (number of the times that a branch replicates itself) $k$ of the tree and the ...
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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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Spanning Tree, Network Modelling

I'm developing some software at the moment for voip communications (broadcast style comms, think ventrilo or teamspeak) between multiple users without a central server (send voice to server, server ...
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Distinct MST Edge Proof

Suppose that T1 and T2 are distinct MSTs for an undirected graph G. Let (u,v) be the lightest edge that is in T2 and not in T1. Let (x,y) be any edge that is in T1 and not in T2. What can you say ...
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Find MST based on new definition

Redefine the weight of a spanning tree to be the weight of the maximum weight edge in the tree (i.e. the weight of the tree is no longer the sum of the weights of all the edges in the tree, only the ...
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Introductions to posets on algerbaic structures (Everything I need to know about them)

I need a good and complete introduction to Tree-like orders and partial orders on algebraic structures with one operations. I accept basic texts too. I'm looking for free online texts mostly because ...
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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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How many spanning trees of a complete graph with an even number of vertices can be split in half by removing a single edge?

We have a complete Graph G with |V|=n . We know it has n^(n-2) possible spanning trees. How many of them could be split into two equal halves by removing a single edge?
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heavy path decomposition/heavy-light decomposition

I'm reading about the heavy path decomposition of trees and its application. I would like to know its time and space complexity. In addition, can the algorithm be implemented in distributed way? What ...
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Determine number of directed trees and rooted trees obtainable

I've been doing some exercices about graph theory and I find myself stuck on this one with no idea of to proceed. Here's the question : how many different directed trees can be obtained if we assign ...
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Can we construct from $[0,\omega_1)$ a space which is strictly-Frechet with no winning strategy in $G_{np}(q,E)$?

I have asked in here a question which tured out to make no sense. I think I have found the confusion and would like to try and rephrase my question: Let $E$ be a topological space, $q \in E$. ...
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calculate the proportion of n-node trees whose root has only one or two subtrees.

Could we use combinatorics and generating functions to calculate the proportion of n-node trees whose root has only one or two subtrees? Here is what I tried: The combinatorial construction for the ...
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Number of all labeled, unordered rooted trees with $n$ vertices and $k$ leaves.

I've been trying to do the following exercise: The problem Find the number of all labeled, unordered rooted trees with $n$ vertices and $k$ leaves. I know that I should try to write an ...
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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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Determining the total degree of a tree

At the start of the solution, I understand that any tree with four vertices has three edges. I don't understand the next statement: "Thus the total degree of a tree with four vertices must be 6." ...
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Finite trees and embedding in infinite regular trees.

Assume that you have a finite tree $T=(V,E)$, where $V$ and $E$ are the set of vertices and edges of $T$, respectively. Let $d_{max}$ be the maximum degree the some vertice(s) $v\in{V}$. Assume also ...
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Proving this tree definition with pigeonhole principle

I am studying the following tree definition: Let $T$ be a finite set and a function: $p: T \mathbin{\backslash} \{r\} \rightarrow T$. Then, $(T,p)$ is a tree if and only if, for all $x \in T, p^k(x) ...
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How do I construct a minimum spanning forest?

I realize that a minimum spanning forest in a weighted graph is a spanning forest with minimal weight. Does this mean that I construct it by turning all of the trees into spanning trees?
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What is the difference between a forest and a spanning forest?

If a graph is labelled as a forest it does not contain any cycles, meaning it consists of all trees, which I realize can even be a single node (since that is technically a tree). If a graph is ...
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How many trees are in the spanning forest of a graph?

Spanning forest is defined by the following definition: A forest that contains every vertex of G such that two vertices are in the same tree of the forest when there is a path in G between these two ...
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Proving that a sub-graph of a tree is a tree

The proof that P ::== any sub-graph, G* of the tree G, is also a tree, involves proof by contradiction. We can suppose that the sub-graph has a cycle --> the whole graph has a cycle --> the whole ...
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Definition of a leaf in a tree

Across two different texts, I have seen two different definitions of a leaf 1) a leaf is a node in a tree with degree 1 2) a leaf is a node in a tree with no children The problem that I see with ...
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Why do the children of a node $n$ in a complete binary tree have indices $2n $ and $2n+1$?

The complete binary tree is breadth-first ordered 1 to $n$ where $n$ is the number of nodes. The thing I cant seem to understand is that why are the children of node $N$ always $2N$ and $2N+1$? For ...
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find an algorithm to find MST in linear time while each edge has the same weight

I have been disscussing this problem with a lot of my friends . However no solution has been found. let G= w is a weight function for each e in E w(e)=1 find MST of G in O(|V|+|E|) thanks
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Largest order of automorphism group on a rooted tree?

MacArthur, Sanchez-Garcia, and Anderson have used the ratio of the order of $|Aut(G)|$ and $n!$ (i.e., order of $S_n$) as a normalized measure of the symmetries present in a graph. I am working on ...
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Minimum number of nodes in balanced binary search tree

I'd like to know if anyone could help me verify a recursive formula for the minimum possible number of nodes a binary search tree would require to be balanced. So far, I know that the recursive ...
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Bipartite Graphs and Trees Questions

Which of the claims below is not equivalent to the rest? 1) Every cycle in a graph "B" has an even length 2) Graph "B" is bipartite 3) Graph "B" has two components that are connected. 4) Graph "B" ...
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How I can prove the one order homology of a tree is zero

When T is a tree and d1 is boundary operator fromC_1(T) to C_0(T) how to prove kernel of d1 is {0} I think acyclic is key point but i don't know next step.
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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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Parse Trees - Arithmetic Expressions

In regards to the right side of this expression (c * (a-b)) how is it factored to include (-) instead of * and then (-) again? I cant understand what steps my teacher made to do this.
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Show that if G is a simple graph with at least 4 vertices and 2n-3 edges, it must have two cycles of the same length.

For $n\ge4$, let G be a simple n-vertex graph with at least $2n - 3$ edges. Prove >that G has two cycles of equal length. (West's Introduction to Graph Theory Q 2.1.42) I am trying to prove the ...
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Binary Search Tree Traversals

Draw a BST when you insert, $O,V,E,R,F,L,C,W$ from left-to-right and determine the order of the nodes when using post-order traversal and pre-order traversal. My attempt at drawing the BST: ...
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Infinite sequence of trees that are not subgraphs to each other

This is from a set of exercises and I am stuck to this. Please, have in mind, that I want to understand how it's solved, I am not just looking for a solution. Define an infinite sequence of trees ...
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A tree $T$ with 50 end-vertices has an equal number of vertices of degree 2, 3, 4, and 5 but contains no vertices of degree greater than 5.

What should be the order of $T$? So I know a graph $G$ is a tree if every two vertices of G are connected by a unique path
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What's an efficient algorithm for walking to a minimum spanning tree?

Given a connected directed acyclic graph $G(V, E)$, is there an algorithm for changing a spanning tree to a minimum spanning tree through a series of edge swaps? We can use Prim's or Kruskal's ...
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Graph G with two Spanning Trees

Let's assume that Graph $G = <V,E>$ has two Spanning Trees $G_a = <V, T_1>$ and $G_b = <V,T_2>$ where $T_1 \cap T_2 = \emptyset$ and $T_1 \cup T_2 = E$. Prove that $\chi(G) \le 4$ ...
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Finding graphs with a given number of spanning trees

All of the graphs considered in this question are connected. We can find the number of spanning trees $t(G)$ of $G$ using Kirchhoff's matrix-tree theorem or the deletion-contraction method. I'm ...
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Find Minimal Spanning Tree Using Prim's Algorith

What will be the minimal spanning tree using Prim's Algorithm for this graph Also can i draw a tree and assign the weights as i like,will there be a minimal spanning tree for such a graph
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Some questions about first-order logic (arising from a book by Raymond M Smullyan)

Recently, I got confused when reading a book about first order logic written by Raymond M smullyan. Chapter 1 page 9:When introducing the notion "Formation tree", smullyan define a formation tree for ...
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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 ...