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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Graph theory: tree vertices

How can I calculate the number of vertices of a tree knowing he has 33 vertices of degree 1, 25 vertices of degree 2, 15 vertices of degree 3 and all other vertices of grade 4?
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Iterations of Pascal's Identity

Pascal's Identity states that $n \choose k$ = $n-1 \choose k-1$ + $n-1 \choose k$ since if one element is separated from the rest we can claim that either it is chosen (resulting in $k-1$ elements ...
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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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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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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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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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The complement of spanning trees is covered by a union of cycles

Is it true that in any (connected) graph $G=(V,E)$, if $T$ is a spanning tree than its complement (edge-wise) may be covered by a union of disjoint cycles? Here's a non-complete attempt to prove this ...
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Variance of Height of Tree

What is the asymptotic variance of the height of rooted plane trees (ie rooted, unlabelled, ordered trees with unbounded node degree) and of ordered binary trees (ie rooted, unlabelled, plane trees, ...
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Graph Theory(trees) problem?

I am practicing for my Discrete Math final and came across this question on trees in my textbook(Rosen). Suppose 1000 people enter a chess tournament. Use a rooted tree model of the tournament to ...
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Does the Prim algorith always create the same tree despite the starting node?

Does the Prim algorith always create the same tree despite the starting node? PD: sorry for my english.
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Parent and childs of a full d-node tree

i have a full d-node tree (by that mean a tree that each node has exactly d nodes as kids). My question is, if i get a random k node of this tree, in which position do i get his kids and his parent? ...
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No of labeled trees with n nodes such that certain pairs of labels are not adjacent.

What is the number of trees possible with $n$ nodes where the $i$th and $(i+1)$th node are not adjacent to each other for $i \in \left[0,n-1\right)$ and $$i/2 = (i+1)/2.$$ (integer division) (nodes ...
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How can I tell how many non-isomorphic unrooted trees with 6 edges exists without drawing them all?

Typically my professor asks that we draw them all, but I would like to save some time to confirm how many I need.
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Breadth first search tree's cycles [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Proof related to breadth first search I'm trying to prove the following: Suppose a connected graph $G$ has a cycle $C$ of length $n$. Prove that in any breadth-first ...
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existence of a spanning tree

Let $T$ and $T'$ be two spanning trees of a connected graph $G$. Suppose that an edge $e$ is in $T$ but not in $T'$. Show that there is an edge $e'$ in $T'$, but not in $T$, such that ...
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graph theory and forests

We were given an this question in my class: Prove that a forest with n vertices and m components has n-m edges using induction on m. Induction is not my strongest point and I was wondering if anyone ...
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Looking to generalize a binomial tree with some constraints.

I've got a set of sample data and I'm looking to see if it's possible to generalize a binomial formula to give a closed form solution to this. If not, would it be possible to write a program to do ...
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Prove that in every tree, any two paths with maximum length have a node in common.

Prove that in every tree, any two paths with maximum length have a node in common. This is not true if we consider two maximal (i.e. non-extendable) paths. What does this even mean?
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Number of possible Prüfer codes

I am trying to solve the following problem in my book: (Code stands for Prüfer code) Consider labelled trivalent rooted trees $T$ with $2n$ vertices, counting the root labeled $2n$. The labels are ...
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Maximum number of distinct binary tree possible with 4 nodes

what is the maximum number of distinct binary tree is possible with 4 nodes? ans is 6 but how? acc to me it should be 14
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Comparison trees

You have 60 coins. You know that 1 coin is either lighter or heavier than the other coins. How many comparisons are needed in a worst case scenario to discover which coin is the false one and ...
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Number of binary search trees on $n$ nodes of height up to $h$

How can I find the number of binary search trees up to a given height $h$, not including BSTs with height greater than $h$ for a given set of unique numbers $\{1, 2, 3, \ldots, n\}$? For example, if ...
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How to mathematically judge if there is a spanning tree in a graph?

Given a graph $G=(V,E,A)$ where $V$ is the set of the vertices, and $E$ is the set of sides, and $A$ is the adjacency matrix of dimension $n\times n$. $G$ is undirected or directed. We define the ...
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All possible depth first spanning trees of a directed graph.

I am looking for an algorithm that generates all possible depth first spanning trees of a directed graph that has a known root.
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Maximum nodes in AVL tree with distinct positive integers

Assuming that all keys in an AVL tree are distinct positive integers. Suppose that the root node of an AVL tree T holds the key N. What can be estimated largest possible number of nodes in T ? We ...
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Is there a polynomial time algorithm for Poly-trees (oriented trees) isomorphism?

In terms of graph isomorphism complexity classes Trees have a polynomial time algorithm and Directed Acyclic Graphs (DAG's) do not (so far). What about Poly-trees (oriented trees)? These are DAG's ...
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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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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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No. of Comparisons to find maximum in $n$ Numbers

Given $n$ numbers, we want to find the maximum. In order to find the maximum in a minimal amount of comparisons, we define a binary tree s.t. we compare $n'_1=\max(n_1,n_2)$, $n'_2=\max(n_3,n_4)$; ...
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Prove number of edges in an edge-disjoint spanning tree

I have the following problem. It isn't homework--it's additional work I want to do to further grasp the material in my Combinatorics class. Show that if a graph $G$ contains $k$ edge-disjoint ...
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The number of edges in a tree is $n-1$

I am trying to prove that the number of edges in a tree is $n-1$ where $n$ is the number of vertices. I do not wish to use induction. I already have established that a tree is a planar graph. Now my ...
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How to determine size and height balance of binary search tree?

I've been reading/ learning binary search trees and I've been stuck on the following question for a while now. I have the following tree, how do I determine the height and size balance of it? How do ...
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Shortest Path on Specific Graph with one Property !?

I stuck in one challenging question, I read on my notes. An undirected, weighted, connected graph $G$, (with no negative weights and with all weights distinct) is given. We know that, in this ...
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Collection of spanning trees for a simple connected graph

Consider a graph $G$ whose edges are labelled $\{1, 2, ..., k\}$. Then the set of spanning trees is a collection of subsets of $[k]$. a) Let $T$ = $\{\{1,2\}, \{1,3\}, \{1,4\}, \{2,3\}\}$. Can $T$ be ...
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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 ...
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Adjacency of vertices from Prufer sequence

Is adjacency of vertices can be known from Prufer sequence without decoding? Thanks!
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Leftish Heap and Its Right Spine

Purely Functional Data Strutures presents the following question: Chapter 3, Question 1: "Prove that the right spine of a leftist heap of size n contains, at most, floor ( log ( n + 1) ) ...
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How to find the number of connected components of a graph by using its 16x16 adjacency matrix?

Good day, I have this exercice that provides me with the 16x16 matrix of adjacency of a graph and it asks me to find the number of connected components of the graph and I need to give a spanning tree ...
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Induction Proof Check: For a binary tree T, Prove that the number of full nodes in T is always one less than the number of leaves in T.

This is a slight variant on a very common beginner's problem. I think I've got it figured out, but I wanted to make sure I actually proved what's being asked. We define a binary tree $T$: (a) A tree ...
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Discrete math - Prove that a tree with n nodes must have exactly n - 1 edges? [duplicate]

I'm new in discrete math. Can someone prove simply that a tree with $n$ nodes must have exactly $n - 1$ edges. I have researched the solution but I haven't founded yet. I know of course, a tree with n ...
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Prove in any tree with n vertices, the number of nodes with 3 or more neighbors is at most 2(n-1)/3

I know that the number of edges in the tree is n-1, and by the sum identity, the degree is 2(n-1)... I'm not sure how to go about completing the proof, or even starting it for that matter.
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About the topology of a $d$-regular tree

What is the proof that the infinite $d$-regular tree is an universal covering space for any $d$-regular graph? Is it true that the infinite $d$-regular tree is a Ramanujan graph? (any easy way to see ...
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Expected Max Pseudotree Size

I'm working on a problem where I need to calculate the expected maximum pseudotree size in a randomly-generated pseudoforest with $n$ nodes. Expected maximum value is of course: $$ E(x) = ...
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Spectrum of infinite d-regular tree

Consider the adjacency matrix of the infinite d-regular tree, call it A. To find the spectrum we consider it as an operator in $L^2(V)$. It is stated that $A-\lambda I$ is always one-to-one. I do ...
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Graph theory, trees, show T is subgraph of G

Let T be a tree with n vertices. G be a non-empty graph with $\delta$(G) $\ge$ n-1. Prove that T is a subgraph of G. If it's a tree then I know it has to be connected and if the minimum degree is ...
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Calculate the total cost

According to my notes: $$T(n)=T\left(\frac{n}{2} \right)+T\left(\frac{n}{4} \right)+T\left(\frac{n}{8} \right)+n$$ Th recursion tree is this: Cost per level $i \to \left( \frac{7}{8} ...
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Partitioning a planar graph into spanning trees?

Suppose I have a simple, planar graph, which I want to partition into three edge sets such that each set forms a spanning tree. I've made an attempt at a solution, but it requires a few assumptions ...
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Help with proof about merge two heaps to one heap…

We have two heaps: $H_1,H_2$ that have $n_1,n_2$ elements ($H_1$ have $n_1$ elements and $H_2$ have $n_2$ elements). We know that the smallest element at $H_1$ is bigger the root (the biggest element) ...
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Probability and search Tree

I need some help with the following question. Given the random permutations of $ n > 2 $ numbers. Now, creating a binary search tree and puting it the organs one by one. Denote the input organs ...