# Questions tagged [graphs]

Questions about graphs, discrete structures of nodes which are connected by edges. Popular flavors are trees and networks with edge capacity.

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### Complexity of finding Exact Size Cut-Sets in Bipartite Graphs

I am interested in the problem of deciding if a cut-set of a given size $k$ (i.e. the number of edges crossing the partitions is $k$) exists in a given bipartite graph (both the graph and $k$ are part ...
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### How to traverse on only a cycle in a graph?

I'm attempting ch23 in CLRS on MSTs, here's a question: Given a graph G and a minimum spanning tree T , suppose that we decrease the weight of one of the edges not in T . Give an algorithm for ...
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### Karp hardness of directed monochromatic triangle problem

Monochromatic problem is a classic NP-complete problem. Does the complexity stay NP-complete if we use directed graph? DIRECTED MONOCHROMATIC TRIANGLE problem: Input: A digraph $G(V,A)$ ...
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### MST Of An Almost Tree

A graph $G = (V,E)$ is called an almost tree if it is connected and has most $n + c$ edges where $n = |V|$ and $c$ is a small constant number. How would I go about designing an algorithm for a given ...
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### Given a sorted dictionary of words, find order of precedence of letters

This question is found at: https://www.geeksforgeeks.org/given-sorted-dictionary-find-precedence-characters/ Given a sorted dictionary (array of words) of an alien language, find order of characters ...
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### Is every graph with minimum degree $n/2$ connected?

Claim: Let $G$ be a graph on $n$ nodes, where $n$ is an even number. If every node of $G$ has degree at least $n/2$, then $G$ is connected. Decide whether the above claim is true or false, and ...
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### Visit all vertices of a graph

I need to find the fastest route passing in all vertices Each vertex is a class. I can choose the number of classes for semester. Some classes have prerequisites (A and B need to be done one semester ...
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### Why is Dijkstra's Algorithm more popular compared to Grassfire algorithm?

Consider algorithms to find shortest paths in a graph. The grassfire algorithm has a complexity of O(|V|) where V is the number ...
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### Minimum and maximum of sum of inverse degree of a graph

Suppose we have a simple undirected graph $G(V,E)$, where $V$ and $E$ are the set of vertices and edges respectively. we denote $d(v)$ as the degree of a vertex $v \in V$. I am interested to find ...
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### Shortest path when allowed to reverse an edge

We're given an unweighted directed graph with vertices $V$ and edges $E$. We're trying to find the shortest path from $s$ to $t$ but we're allowed to travel along up to one edge in the ...
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### Is any State Space Tree always Binary Tree?

A backtracking algorithm generates, explicitly or implicitly, a state-space tree. Introduction to the design & analysis of algorithms / Anany Levitin I wonder that whether the saying ...
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### On uniform randomness of the weight of the remaining edges of a graph after deleting some of them

Suppose we have a graph $G(V,E,W)$, where $V$ and $E$ are the set of vertices and edges and $W$ is non-negative weight on the edges. Let $w(e)$ be the weight of edge $e$ and $N(e)$ be the neighboring ...
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### Manber's graph-partitioning implementation

I'm having trouble understanding a part of Manber's graph-partitioning algorithm, presented in A Text Compression Scheme that Allows Fast Searching Directly in the Compressed File. Generally speaking ...
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### Time Complexity of the Kruskal Algorithm after sorting

In case I have sorted edges already, What is the best time complexity of Kruskal Algorithm?
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### Karp hardness of a vector system allocation

Given an undirected graph $G(V,E)$, a vector system is a set $S$ of ordered pair (intuitively called vector) $(u,v)$ (we shall call $u$ the initial point, and $v$ the terminal point) that satisfies ...
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### Karp hardness of a guarding set in digraph

Our problem is to decide whether a digraph has a guarding set of size at most $k$. Definitions are following. A digraph $G(V,A)$ has $V(G)$ as its vertex set and $A(G)$ as its arc set. A guarding set ...
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### Detect non existence of a cycle in a graph using Datalog : SMTLIB Format for Z3

I want to detect the non existence of a cycle in a graph using Datalog (which is a declarative logic programming language). The proposed solution was: ...
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### Find shortest path that visits all nodes in a given set of nodes

Suppose I have a graph $G$ and a set of target nodes $S = \{A_1, ..., A_n\}$. I'm attempting to find the shortest path that visits each target node, in order, without visiting the same node twice. ...
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### How to test if my implementation of tree/graph data structures are correct?

I've recently implemented RB tree, B-Tree and vEB tree. I was wondering however if there's any rule of thumb for testing if my implementation are actually correct. Is there any reference that can ...
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### Tarjan's SCC : example showing necessity of lowlink definition and calculation rule?

Several questions (1, 2) have been asked about this topic already but I am trying to be more specific. In Tarjan's SCC algorithm, the calculation of lowlink when encountering a vertex which is ...