I am working out with the rooks problem. If there are m rooks on an nxn chessboard,i have to give describe a polynomial (in m and n) time algorithm that ﬁnds a maximum-sized subset of the rooks such that if we leave this subset on the chessboard and remove all other rooks, then no two rooks attack one another. (Two rooks are said to attack one another if and only if they are either in the same row or in the same column with no other intervening rooks between them.)
My idea for solving this problem is to consider a bipartite graph (X,Y) where X is the rows in the chessboard and Y is the columns. if a row and column have a rook placed at their intersection, then there is an edge between the those vertices from x to y. This can be converted into a maximum flow network and the value of max flow is the max matching.
In order to find a polynomial time algorithm i can run maybe BFS.
I wanted to know that if i build my solution on this idea shall it be correct. Is there a better algorithm (polynomial in m and n)?
Any help is appreciated.