Is this claim true? I thought about it and it seems true but for proving it i started with one direction by assuming that i have one minimum spanning tree and i want to show that from this i have also one maximum spanning tree.

Can i claim from having one minimum spanning tree the weight of every edge is different and then use this proof Show that there's a unique minimum spanning tree if all edges have different costs ?


It's not true.

Let $G$ be $K_n$ and let $P$ be a Hamilonian path in $G=K_n$. [Say $i$ and $j$ are adjacent in $P$ iff $|i-j|=1$, then two vertices $i$ and $j$ are adjacent in $G \setminus E(P)$ iff $|i-j| \ge 2$. One can check that $G \setminus E(P)$ is connected for $n \ge 6$ and has many cycles.]

Give every edge in $P$ a weight of 100 and every edge in $G \setminus E(P)$ a weight of 1. Then $G$ has one maximum-weight spanning tree--namely $P$, but many minimum spanning trees; indeed $G \setminus E(P)$ is connected and has many cycles so any spanning tree of $G \setminus E(P)$ is a minimum spanning tree, and $G \setminus E(P)$ has more than one spanning tree.


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