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how to define a “directed spanning tree”?

In all my books and articles about "graph theory", I didn't find the definition of "directed spanning tree". Could you please give this definition and the reference? How to judge if a directed graph ...
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How to determine lexicographically the smallest Prüfer-Code of a spanning tree?

First, lexicographically the smallest means e.g. 112 < 121 and 121 < 211. EDIT: Then how to determine the minimal Prüfer-Code of a spanning tree from the given graph: Should I first find ...
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Tree-related problem, counting leafs

I am studying Graph Theory right now, and I have solved tons of problems so far. However, I got a tree-related problem, where it asks me to prove that a tree, in which maximum node degree is 6, the ...
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Get number of vertices when number of internal vertices is known ofr a full binary tree

But I can find a counter example: * / \ * * / \ / \ * * * * Here $k = 2$, but number of vertices is 6, and number of terminal ...
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Remove edge from tree, number of vertices

Prove that if $T$ is a tree on at least $k+1$ vertices and max degree at most $d$, then there exists an edge $e$ such that the removal of $e$ causes $T$ to split into two trees where at least one of ...
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Determine if there is a node in a binary postorder anti-sorted tree with key $k$

A binary postorder anti-sorted tree is a binary tree for which the post-order traversal gives the keys that are saved at the nodes of the tree in descending order. Present a pseudocode for the most ...
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Rotations after inserting element in AVL-tree

We want to insert $58$ at the following AVL-tree and then we have to make rotations so that the tree is balanced. According to my notes, we are at the case RL (The first edge leads to the right and ...
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If the inorder traversal of a binary tree produces ordered output, is the tree a binary search tree?

Given a binary search tree, it's easy to see that the inorder traversal returns values from the underlying set in order (according to the comparator that set up the binary search tree). My question ...
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How to check homeomorphic embedding relation programmatically?

This is a follow up to this question and Deedlit's answer. I'm looking for a precise definition of the "hem?" (tree A homeomorphically embeddable in tree B?) relation, preferably in terms of a ...
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Proving number of edges in F = n - k

So if we let F = (V,E) be a forest with n vertices and k connected components (trees), how can I prove that the number of edges in F = n - k ? I was thinking of using induction, but I'm super lost. ...
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Proof: How many edges need be removed from this graph to produce the spanning tree?

Assume the graph,$G$ has the degree sequence $6,4,4,3,3,3,3,2,2$. How many edges must be removed from $G$ to produce the spanning tree $T$? We can construct this graph using Havel-Hakimi's ...
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How to prove that at Complete Binary Tree (CBT) at height $h$ we have $2^h$ leaves

I try to prove it by induction, please tell me if I'm right... The induction assumption - For every CBT at height $h$ there is $2^h$ leaves. The base of the induction is right (I'm writing this proof ...
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Height of the tree : $T(n) = 4T(n/4)+2T(5n/8)+T(n/8)+\theta(1)$

Let the tree described by $T(n) = 4T(n/4)+2T(5n/8)+T(n/8)+\theta(1)$ Can someone explains why the height is $\log_{8/5}{n}$ I don't know how to proceed
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$k$-connected graphs containing trees

I've encountered the following problem in the book "Graphs and Digraphs" and I'm not sure how to do it. Show that every $k$-connected graph contains any tree of order $k+1$ as a subgraph.
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Complete Binary Tree [closed]

A balanced binary tree is a full binary tree in which every leaf is either at level l or l-­1 for some positive integer l. The set of balanced binary trees is defined recursively by: Basis step: A ...
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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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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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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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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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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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Cuts on complete binary trees

Claim : Suppose we have a complete binary tree of height $h$. We introduce a cut to partition this tree into two sets of vertices of size $x$ and $2^h - 1 - x$ for some $x$. For any $x$, we define the ...
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Entropy of a dictionary

I have an english dictionary (a file that contains a list of words) and I want to calculate: given a path tree (a word), measure $H(C_{l+1}|C_l=c_l, C_{l-1}=c_{l-1}, ...)$ for a few levels of the ...
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Example of a Shortest Path Tree for a Directed Graph that contains a directed cycle of negative length

My colleague says this is possible, but I don't understand how. I know it is necessary for the directed Graph to contain no negative cycles in order to prove that the Shortest Path Tree exists. So I ...
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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 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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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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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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Kelly's Proof Of Reconstruction Conjecture For Trees

The vertex reconstruction conjecture states that a graph on n>2 vertices can be discovered from only knowing its proper induced subgraphs. Kelly proved this for trees in 1961. I saw his proof and I ...
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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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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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$G’$ 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 ...
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prooving graph with no cycles and |V | = |E| + 1 is a tree.

My assignment is to prove that G = (V, E) is a tree if and only if |V | = |E| + 1 and G has no cycles. However, I am having some trouble doing just that. We defined a tree as a graph which is ...
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Graph Theory: Are Infinite Trees Planar?

Graph theory: Are infinite trees planar? I think countable trees are, but not uncountably infinite trees, apparently. How does one construct such a tree?
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Upperbound in the number of spanning trees of a r-regular Graph

i was trying to proof this upper bound in the number of spanning trees $t(G)$ of an r-regular graph G (and discuss what happens with equality) $t(G)$ $\leq$ $\frac{1}{n}$$(\frac{rn}{n-1})^{n-1}$ ...