Tagged Questions

For questions about trees in graph theory, which are connected graphs with no cycles. Also can be used for questions about forests, which are graphs that are disjoint unions of trees.

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Proving the number of leaves is larger by at least two than the number of vertices with a degree of at least 3

Prove that in every tree, the number of leaves is larger by at least two than the number of vertices with a degree of at least 3. Trying induction, I get something that is too short to be right, and ...
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Proving that the number of appearances of $i$ in $F(T)$ (Prufer sequence) is $d_i-1$

Let $T$ be a labeled tree on the set of vertices $\{1,...,n\}$, and its sequence of degrees is $d_1,...,d_n$. Prove that for all $1\le i \le n$ the number of appearances in $F(T)$ (Prufer sequence) is ...
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Prove that in the union of two trees there exist a vertex with degree of at most $3$

Let $T_1=(V, E_1), T_2=(V,E_2)$ be trees on the same set of vertices, and let $G=(V,E_1 \cup E_2)$ be the graph resulting from the union of the two trees. Prove that there exist a vertex with degree ...
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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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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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Spare storage of a tree

I can store any undirected simple graph N vertices using $b = (N-1)N/2$ bits, by creating a mask of the edges on the upper diagonal of the adjacency matrix. For example the adjacency matrix of $K_3$ ...
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Existence of increasing pair of labeled trees in an infinite sequence

Assume labeled rooted trees with labels from a fixed set $\{1\ldots m\}$. For a tree $T$, we have: $V(T)$ the set of vertexes, $root(T)$ the root of the tree, $l_T: V(T)\rightarrow \{1\ldots m\}$ ...
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How do you find the value of n in this example

$$n^{n-2} = 16$$ I know $n = 4$ through trial and error but how do you find $n$ in a conventional manner? I'm basically trying to solve how many nodes are in a tree that has $16$ spanning trees ...
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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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solve recurrence relation: comparisons to construct binary search tree with maple

I would like to solve the recurrence relation for the average number of comparisons necessary to the construction of a binary search tree. the recurrence is  i(n) = n - 1 + \frac{2}{n} \sum_{k=0}^{...
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Calculating Entropy

Hi there kind people, I'm studying for an Artificial Intelligence test in a week or so, and this question is from a past paper - and it has really stumped me. Any help would be appreciated. Thank ...
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Existence of infinite subsequence of trees with a special condition

For rooted trees, define $children(v)$ as the number of children of the vertex $v$. Assume two operations on rooted trees: contract an edge: choose an edge $E$, join two vertices adjacent to $E$ ...
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Need a counter example for cycle in a graph

Could anyone give a counter example for that theorem : A graph G has exactly one vertex of degree $1$, then it contains a cycle. I am so confused. I wonder that may I give a counter example ...
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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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Is my graph a tree?

Let M be a smooth connected manifold. G is a group act on M cocompactly and suppose there is a harmonic function $h$ on M with minimal energy.$h:\rightarrow [0,1]$ such that h is nonconstant and ...
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What is the “true” minimum spanning forest of a connected graph?

Normally, a minimum spanning forest of a graph G is defined as the union of minimum spanning trees of each of its components. This definition is a generalization of the minimum spanning tree of a ...
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Traversing multi-way tree, computational complexity

This is a computational challenge. I am looking for a clever simplification or heuristic. Imagine a multi-way tree. Each node has three child branches. Consider them to be decisions; do A, do B, do C....
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Proof verification: Prove that a tree with n vertices has n-1 edges

This question is not a duplicate of the other questions of this time. I want to ask is how strong is the following proof that I am going to give from an examination point of view? Proof: Consider a ...
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Prove graph cannot have exactly two distinct spanning trees [closed]

Prove that a graph cannot have EXACTLY two distinct spanning trees.
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Prove that a graph cannot have two distinct spanning trees

Prove that a graph cannot have two distinct spanning trees. I'm confused with this proof. More so that I think I'm confused as what distinct in this context means? Initially I thought it was that ...
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How to tell if a directed graph has a cycle?

If I have the directed graph here: I am confused whether or not this is a cycle or not. Because in the underlying graph, this is a 3-cycle for sure, but in the directed graph, there is no cycle if ...
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Number of spanning trees of a labeled graph

This labeled graph is given, I need to find the number of its spanning trees. The number of spanning trees of the following graph is 3 and the number of spanning trees of this is 8 So as a ...
How many Hamiltonian cycles are there in $K_{10,10}$?
I want to calculate the number of Hamiltonian cycles in $K_{10,10}.$ Could anyone help me? I think in $K_{10}$ we have $9!$ Hamiltonian cycles.