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Maps of primitive vectors and Conway's river, has anyone built this in SAGE?

I am attempting to teach number theory from John Stillwell's Elements of Number Theory in the upcoming semester. There are two sections (5.7 and 5.8) which describe the diagrammatic method for the ...
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Show that there's a minimum spanning tree if all edges have different costs

Show that there's a unique minimum spanning tree (MST) in case the edges' weights are pairwise different $(w(e)\neq w(f) \text{ for } e\neq f)$. I thought that the proof can be done for example by ...
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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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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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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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Number of spanning trees in a ladder graph

Let $L_n$ be the ladder graph formed from two $n$-vertex paths by joining corresponding vertices. For example $L_4$ is the following I have to find a recurrence $\langle t\rangle$ where $t_n$ is ...
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How can I prove the identity $2(n-1)n^{n-2}=\sum_k\binom{n}{k}k^{k-1}(n-k)^{n-k-1}$?

How can I prove the identity $$2(n-1)n^{n-2}=\sum_k\binom{n}{k}k^{k-1}(n-k)^{n-k-1}?$$ I know that the number of trees on $n$ vertices is $n^{n-2}$, and that a tree with $n$ vertices has $n-1$ edges,...
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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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Spanning Trees of the Complete Graph Avoiding a Given Tree

EDIT: I think everyone understood, but I never explicitly stated that I am looking at labeled spanning trees. Let $T$ be a tree contained in $K_n$ (the complete graph on $n$ vertices). How can one ...
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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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What is the number of full binary trees of height less than $h$

Given a integer $h$ What is $N(h)$ the number of full binary trees of height less than $h$? For example $N(0)=1,N(1)=2,N(2)=5, N(3)=21$(As pointed by TravisJ in his partial answer) I can't ...
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Condition on degrees for existence of a tree

Here is what I need to prove: Let $d_1,d_2,...,d_n$ be a sequence of natural numbers (>0). Show that $d_i$ is a degree sequence of some tree if and only if $\sum d_i = 2(n-1)$. I know that: 1. ...
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How many vertices of degree 1 in a tree?

How many vertices of degree 1 are there in a tree with no vertices of degree more than 4? The only thing that I have right now is that the number of edges in a tree is n-1 where n is the number of ...
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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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How many edges does an undirected tree with $n$ nodes have?

How many edges does an undirected tree with $n$ nodes have?
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The number of (non-equal) forests on the vertex set V = {1, 2, …,n} that contains exactly 2 connected components is given by

The number of (non-equal) forests on the vertex set V = {1, 2, ...,n} that contains exactly 2 connected components is given by $\sum_{k=1}^{n-1} {n-1 \choose k-1} k^{k-2} (n-k)^{n-k-2}$. I am unsure ...
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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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How to prove that a connected graph with $|V| -1= |E|$ is a tree?

I could neither show myself nor find a proof of the following result: if $G=(V,E)$ is a connected graph with $|E|=|V|-1$ then $G$ is a tree. Could somebody please provide an argument to establish ...
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Finding connected components of the graph [duplicate]

suppose that I have the following undirected graph with the following adjacency matrix showing if there is an edge between the nodes: \begin{bmatrix} 0 & 1 & 0 & 0 & 0 \\ 1 &...
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How would I find a minimum weight spanning tree for W?

If I were to let $W$ be the weighted graph formed by taking a complete graph $K_5$ on five vertices 1, 2, 3, 4, 5 with the weight of each edge $\{x,y\}$ given by $(\{x,y\}) = x + y$, how would I find ...
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Explicit bijection between ordered trees with $n+1$ vertices and binary trees with $n+1$ leaves

What is an example of a direct bijection between ordered trees with $n+1$ vertices and binary trees with $n+1$ leaves?
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Graph theory and tree company

I appreciate anyone who answer this question and I anyone who design appropriate graph.
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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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How to show that every connected graph has a spanning tree, working from the graph “down”

I am confused about how to approach this. It says: Show that every connected graph has a spanning tree. It's possible to find a proof that starts with the graph and works "down" towards the ...
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Counting $k$-ary labelled trees

The (full) binary counting tree problems gives the number of binary trees can be formed using $N$ nodes $T(n)= C_n$, where $C_i$ are the Catalan numbers. The recursion form is $T_n = \sum_{i=0}^{n-...
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Partition a binary tree by removing a single edge

The question is : B-3 Bisecting trees Many divide-and-conquer algorithms that operate on graphs require that the graph be bisected into two nearly equal-sized subgraphs, which are induced by a ...
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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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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 me)...
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Bounding the global intersection of a family of sets

Suppose that we have a decision tree of height $r + 1$ that describes how to increment an $n$-bit integer in the range $[0, 2^n -1]$. That is, the internal nodes are labelled with a bit position that ...
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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 whether ...
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Number of Trees with n Nodes

I am struggling with a question that asks the number of trees that exist with x nodes and max level z. During my research I found that the number of binary trees with x nodes can be obtained by ...
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Is the graceful labeling conjecture still unsolved?

From the Wikipedia article on graceful labeling: ... A major unproven conjecture in graph theory is the Ringel–Kotzig conjecture, named after Gerhard Ringel and Anton Kotzig, which hypothesizes that ...
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EGF of rooted minimal directed acylic graph

I am trying to find the exponential generating function of directed minimal acyclic graphs (which I now call dag), where every non-leaf node has two outgoing edges. Context: A simple tree ...
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On the number of caterpillars

A caterpillar is a tree with the property that if all the leafs are removed then what remains is a path. Could you help me to prove that there are $2^{n-4}+2^{\lfloor n/2\rfloor-2}$ caterpillar on $n$ ...
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How to find non-isomorphic trees?

"Draw all non-isomorphic trees with 5 vertices." I have searched the web and found many examples of the non-isomorphic trees with 5 vertices, but I can't figure out how they have come to their ...
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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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Bijection between binary trees and plane trees?

I would like to describe a bijection between binary trees and plane trees. A binary tree has a root node and each node of the tree has at most 2 children (left and right). A plane tree has a root node ...
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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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Enumerate out-trees that include a set of nodes in a directed graph

Given a digraph A, and an N set of nodes in the digraph. I need to enumerate the set of out-trees that contain those nodes. Where all the the out-trees leaves terminate on a node in set N. EDIT: I am ...
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About balanced and complete binary tree

I found this and I just couldn't verify it. How come it is true? The maximum number of nodes that a balanced binary tree with depth $d$ is a complete binary tree with $2^d-1$ nodes. Let say I have ...
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Increase by one, Shortest path, changes the edges or not? [closed]

as i read the following text : "Let P be a shortest path from some vertex s to some other vertex t in a graph. If the weight of each edge in the graph is increased by one, P will still be a shortest ...
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Number of nodes in binary tree given number of leaves

How would I prove that any binary tree that has n leaves has precisely $2n-1$ nodes ? Given that a binary tree is either a single node "o" or a node with the left and right subtrees contains a binary ...
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König's Infinity Lemma and Aronszajn Trees

I am working through the notes of my Set Theory lecture. There my professor wrote: 'Is there an uncountable $\kappa$ such that König's Infinity Lemma holds for $\kappa$? There are models where $\...
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A Graph as a Union of K forests.

I want to show that a graph G that is a union of k forests has a chromatic number of at most 2k. I have narrowed my problem down to trying to show that any graph G that is a union of n trees has a ...
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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. I ...
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Generating all coprime pairs

The Wikipedia article on coprime integers has a brief section on generating all coprime pairs. All pairs of positive coprime numbers $(m,n)$ (with $m>n$) can be arranged in two disjoint ...
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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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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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Let $G$ be a connected graph, then $G$ is a tree iff $G$ has no cycles

Prove the following: Let $G$ be a connected graph, then $G$ is a tree $\iff$ $G$ has no cycles. $\Rightarrow$ If $G$ is connected and a tree then by the definition of tree it has no cycles. $\...
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Graph with cycles proof questions

Two questions I'm stuck with: If C is a cycle, and e is an edge connecting two nonadjacent nodes of C, then we call e a chord of C. Prove that if every node of a graph G has degree at least 3, then ...