I am currently work on a problem about these two graphs I mentioned in the title:

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  • The maximum node degree is: $8$ because there are 8 nodes
  • The graph has subgraphs: $8$ because of the 8 nodes(every node could be a subgraph)
  • Is the graph an Eulerian graph: $YES$
  • Is the graph an hamiltonian graph: $NO$
  • Is this graph an acyclic graph: $NO$ because there are cycles in this graph
  • Does the graph contains a spanning subtree:$YES$ because when you connect every outer border with a node you get a spanning subtree

Are my argumentations correct?

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    $\begingroup$ You will have to translate some of the German adjectives to English. For example, ‘eulerscher’ should be ‘Eulerian’ and ‘hamiltonischer’ should be ‘Hamiltonian’. Also, I would like to see the definition of an ‘exciting tree’. :) $\endgroup$ – Haskell Curry Jan 15 '13 at 10:41
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    $\begingroup$ I think one of the two "eulerscher" in the third and fourth bullets should be "hamiltonischer", or are you undecided? :) It might help to see how you got those numbers for the maximum node degree, the number of subgraphs, etc. $\endgroup$ – Martin Jan 15 '13 at 10:51
  • $\begingroup$ @HaskellCurry yes you are right, its hard if you only have a german textbook to translate it into proper english... btw I updated my post;) $\endgroup$ – Le Chifre Jan 15 '13 at 10:57
  • $\begingroup$ The maximum node degree is 4 not 8! $\endgroup$ – Jernej Feb 28 '13 at 8:41
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    $\begingroup$ The degree of a node is the number of edges incident with the given node. Which vertex has the maximal number of incident edges to it and how many? $\endgroup$ – Jernej Mar 4 '13 at 8:44

Your answers are not entirely correct. Few corrections and comments following:

  • Every graph (unless perhaps the empty graph) has subgraphs. Plenty of them. The graph on the picture has more than 8 subgraphs.
  • The graph is clearly Hamiltonian (can you find a 8-cycle in it?)
  • The graph indeed contains a spanning tree. In fact every connected graphs contains a spanning tree

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