# Mathematics 1. Part I: Graph Theory. Exercises and problems

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1 Bachelor Degree in Informatics Engineering Barcelona School of Informatics Mathematics 1 Part I: Graph Theory Exercises and problems February 2015 Departament de Matemàtica Aplicada 2 Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya

2 The problems of this collection were initially gathered by Anna de Mier and Montserrat Maureso. Many of them were taken from the problem sets of several courses taught over the years by the members of the Departament de Matemàtica Aplicada 2. Other exercises came from the bibliography of the course or from other texts, and some of them were new. Since Mathematics 1 was first taught in 2010 several problems have been modified or rewritten by the professors involved in the teaching of the course. We would like to acknowledge the assistance of the scholar Gabriel Bernardino in the writing of the solutions. Translation by Anna de Mier and the scholar Bernat Coma.

3 Contents 1 Graphs: basic concepts Types of graphs Subgraphs. Operations with graphs Exercises Walks, connectivity and distance 7 3 Eulerian and Hamiltonian graphs 11 4 Trees 14 Review exercises 17

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5 1 Graphs: basic concepts 1.1 Types of graphs The following are some important families of graphs that we will use often. Let n be a positive integer and V = {x 1, x 2,..., x n }. The null graph of order n, denoted by N n, is the graph of order n and size 0. The graph N 1 is called the trivial graph. The complete graph of order n, denoted by K n, is the graph of order n that has all possible edges. We observe that K 1 is a trivial graph too. The path graph of order n, denoted by P n = (V, E), is the graph that has as a set of edges E = {x 1 x 2, x 2 x 3,..., x n 1 x n }. The cycle graph of order n 3, denoted by C n = (V, E), is the graph that has as a set of edges E = {x 1 x 2, x 2 x 3,..., x n 1 x n, x n x 1 }. The wheel graph of order n 4, denoted by W n = (V, E), is the graph that has as a set of edges E = {x 1 x 2, x 2 x 3,..., x n 1 x 1 } {x n x 1, x n x 2,..., x n x n 1 }. Let r and s be positive integers. A graph is r-regular if all vertices have degree r. A graph G = (V, E) is bipartite if there are two non-empty subsets V 1 and V 2 such that V = V 1 V 2, V 1 V 2 = and, for every edge uv E, we have u V 1 and v V 2, or vice versa. That is, there are no edges uv with u, v V 1 or u, v V 2. The sets V 1 and V 2 are called the stable parts of G. If every vertex from V 1 is adjacent to every vertex of V 2, we say that the graph is complete bipartite and we denote it by K r,s, where V 1 = r and V 2 = s. The graph K 1,s is called a star graph. Note: These definitions have to be understood as definitions of graph isomorphism classes. For example, we will say that a graph is the path graph if it is isomorphic to the path graph that we have defined here: that is, the names of the vertices that we have used in the definitions are not relevant.

6 2 Chapter 1. Graphs: basic concepts 1.1 For each of the graphs N n, K n, P n, C n and W n, give: 1) a drawing for n = 4 and n = 6; 2) the adjacency matrix for n = 5; 3) the order, the size, the maximum degree and the minimum degree in terms of n. 1.2 For each of the following statements, find a graph with the required property, and give its adjacency list and a drawing. 1) A 3-regular graph of order at least 5. 2) A bipartite graph of order 6. 3) A complete bipartite graph of order 7. 4) A star graph of order Find out whether the complete graph, the path and the cycle of order n 1 are bipartite and/or regular. 1.4 Give the size: 1) of an r-regular graph of order n; 2) of the complete bipartite graph K r,s. 1.2 Subgraphs. Operations with graphs Subgraphs Let G = (V, E) be a graph. The graph G = (V, E ) is a subgraph of G if V V and E E. If V = V, it is called a spanning subgraph of G. Let S V, S. The graph S = (S, E ) with E = {uv E : u, v S} is called the subgraph spanned or induced by the set of vertices S. Let B E, B. The graph B = (V, B) where V is the set of vertices incident to some edge of B is called the subgraph spanned or induced by the set of edges B. 1.5 Let V = {a, b, c, d, e, f}, E = {ab, af, ad, be, de, ef} and G = (V, E). Determine all the subgraphs of G of order 4 and size 4.

7 1.2. Subgraphs. Operations with graphs Let V = {a, b, c, d} and E = {ab, ac, ad, dc}. Determine, up to isomorphism, all the subgraphs of the graph G = (V, E). 1.7 The following five items refer to the graph G defined as follows. The set of vertices is V = {0, 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8}, and two vertices u and v are adjacent if u v (mod 9) is 1, 4, 5, or 8. Determine the order and the size of the following subgraphs of G: 1) The subgraph induced by even vertices. 2) The subgraph induced by odd vertices. 3) The subgraph induced by the set {0, 1, 2, 3, 4}. 4) The subgraph spanned by the edges that join vertices with consecutive labels. 5) The subgraph spanned by the edges that join an even and an odd vertex Graphs derived from a graph Consider a graph G = (V, E). The complement of G, denoted by G c, is the graph with set of vertices V and set of edges E c = {uv uv E}. A graph isomorphic to its complement is called self-complementary. Let S V. The graph obtained by deleting the vertices from S, denoted by G S, is the graph having as vertices those of V \ S and as edges those of G that are not incident to any vertex from S. In the case that S = {v}, we denote it G v. Let S E. The graph obtained by deleting the edges from S, denoted by G S, is the graph obtained from G by removing all the edges from S. That is, G S = (V, E \ S). If S = {e}, we write G e. Let u, v be vertices from G that are not adjacent. The graph obtained by adding the edge uv is the graph G + uv = (V, E {uv}). 1.8 Consider the graph G = (V, E) with V = {1, 2, 3, 4, 5} and E = {12, 13, 23, 24, 34, 45}. Give the set of edges, the incidence and adjacency matrices, and a drawing of the graphs G c, G 4, G 45 and G Consider a graph G = (V, E) of order n and size m. Let v be a vertex and e an edge of G. Give the order and the size of G c, G v and G e. Operations with graphs Consider two graphs G 1 = (V 1, E 1 ) and G 2 = (V 2, E 2 ). The union of G 1 and G 2, denoted by G 1 G 2, is the graph that has as set of vertices V 1 V 2 and as set of edges E 1 E 2.

8 4 Chapter 1. Graphs: basic concepts The product of G 1 and G 2, denoted by G 1 G 2, is the graph that has as set of vertices V 1 V 2 and whose adjacencies are given by (u 1, u 2 ) (v 1, v 2 ) (u 1 v 1 E 1 and u 2 = v 2 ) or (u 1 = v 1 and u 2 v 2 E 2 ) Give the set of edges and a drawing of the graphs K 3 P 3 and K 3 P 3, assuming that the sets of vertices of K 3 and P 3 are disjoint Consider the graphs G 1 = (V 1, E 1 ) and G 2 = (V 2, E 2 ). Give the order, the degree of the vertices and the size of G 1 G 2 in terms of those of G 1 and G Prove or disprove the following statements: 1) If G 1 and G 2 are regular graphs, then G 1 G 2 is regular. 2) If G 1 and G 2 are bipartite graphs, then G 1 G 2 is bipartite. 1.3 Exercises 1.13 Draw all the graphs that have V = {a, b, c} as set of vertices Compute the number of graphs whose set of vertices is [7] and that have size Let V be a set of cardinal n. Compute the number of graphs that have V as set of vertices Prove that in every graph of order n 2 there are at least two vertices with the same degree For each of the following sequences, find out if there is any graph of order 5 such that the degrees of its vertices are given by that sequence. If so, give an example. 1) 3, 3, 2, 2, 2. 2) 4, 4, 3, 2, 1. 3) 4, 3, 3, 2, 2. 4) 3, 3, 3, 2, 2. 5) 3, 3, 3, 3, 2. 6) 5, 3, 2, 2, Prove that if a graph is regular of odd degree, then it has even order Prove that if G = (V 1 V 2, E) is a bipartite graph, then E = v V 1 d(v) = v V 2 d(v) Prove that if a graph has odd order and is regular of degree d 1, then it is not bipartite.

9 1.3. Exercises Prove that the size of a bipartite graph of order n is at most n 2 / Let G be a graph with order 9 so that the degree of each vertex is either 5 or 6. Prove that there are either at least 5 vertices of degree 6 or at least 6 vertices of degree Maria and her partner organize a party together with 4 other couples. There are a number of greetings but, naturally, nobody says hello to their own partner. At the end of the party Maria asks everyone how many people did they greet, and she receives nine different answers. How many people did Maria greet and how many people did her partner greet? Hint: Describe a graph that models the situation. Find out how many people did each member of a couple greet Determine, up to isomorphism, all the graphs of order four and size two Classify by isomorphism type the graphs of Figure 1.1. Figure 1.1: G1 G 2 G 3 G 4 G 5 G 6 G 7 G 8 G 9 G 10 G 11 G 12 G Let G = (V, E) and H = (W, B) be two graphs. Prove that G and H are isomorphic if, and only if, G c and H c are isomorphic.

10 6 Chapter 1. Graphs: basic concepts 1.27 Determine up to isomorphism the number of graphs of order 20 and size Find out whether the complement of a regular graph is regular. If so, prove it; if not, give a counterexample A graph is self-complementary if it is isomorphic to its complement. Prove that there are no self-complementary graphs of order 3, but there are such graphs of order 4 and Prove that an integer n 1 is the order of a self-complementary graph if, and only if, n is congruent with 0 or with 1 modulo Prove that if G is a graph of order n 6, then G or G c contains a cycle of length 3.

11 2 Walks, connectivity and distance 2.1 In each of the following graphs, find paths of length 9 and 11, and cycles of length 5, 6, 8 and 9, if possible. G 1 2 G For each of the graphs K 6 and K 3,3, determine the number of paths of length l between any two different vertices, where l {2, 3, 4, 5, 6}. 2.3 Prove that if G is a graph of minimum degree d, then G contains a path of length d. 2.4 A graph has order 13 and 3 connected components. Prove that one of the components has at least 5 vertices. 2.5 Use the algorithm DFS to find out whether the following graphs, given by their adjacency lists, are connected, and otherwise determine their connected components. Consider that the set of vertices is alphabetically ordered. 1) a b c d e f g h i j d d h a a a b c b b e g b d d i g g f i e j j f

12 8 Chapter 2. Walks, connectivity and distance 2) a b c d e f g h i j k l m b a f b b c b b c a c g j d i h g e d k b i e k m g h j 2.6 Prove that if a graph has exactly two vertices of odd degree, then there is a path from one of them to the other. 2.7 Let G be a graph such that the degree of each vertex is 2. Prove that G has at least one cycle. 2.8 Prove that if all the vertices of a graph have degree two, then each of its connected components is a cycle. 2.9 Let G be a graph of order n that has exactly two connected components, both of them being complete graphs. Prove that the size of G is at least (n 2 2n)/ Let G be a graph of order n with exactly k connected components. Prove that the size of G is larger than or equal to n k Let G be a graph of order n with exactly k + 1 connected components. In this exercise we want to find an upper bound for the size of G. Toward this end, we define an auxiliary graph H of order n that has k + 1 connected components: k components are isomorphic to K 1 and one component is isomorphic to K n k. 1) Compute the size of H. 2) Prove that the size of H is larger than or equal to the size of G Let uv be a bridge of a connected graph of order > 2. Prove that either u or v is a cut vertex Prove that a 3-regular graph has a cut vertex if, and only if, it has some bridge Find the smallest n for which there is a 3-regular graph of order n that has a bridge Let G = (V, E) be a connected graph and take z V. Let G + z be the graph that has V {z} as set of vertices and E {zv : v V } as set of edges. Prove that G + z is 2-connected Let G = (V, E) be a graph and v a vertex of G. Prove: 1) if G is not connected, then G c is connected; 2) (G v) c = G c v;

13 9 3) if v is a cut vertex of G, then v is not a cut vertex of G c Find out whether any of the following graphs is 2-connected. G G G Let us consider the graphs from exercise 2.5. Using the algorithm BFS, find the distance from the vertices a and b to each of the other vertices of the connected component to which they belong Find the diameter of the following graphs. 1) K n. 2) Graphs of exercise ) K r,s. 4) C n. 5) W n. 6) P n For each of the following statements, give a connected graph G = (V, E) and a vertex u V that satisfies it. 1) D(G) = D(G u). 2) D(G) < D(G u). 3) D(G) > D(G u). Note: D(G) is the diameter of G Let G = (V, E) be a connected graph and v V. Let us introduce the following concepts: The eccentricity of the vertex v, e(v), is the maximum of the distances from v to any other vertex of the graph, that is, e(v) = max{d(v, x) : x V }. The radius of G, r(g), is the minimum of the eccentricities of the vertices of G, that is, r(g) = min{e(v) : v V }. A central vertex of G is a vertex u such that e(u) = r(g). Answer the following questions. 1) Find the eccentricities, the radius and the central vertices of: a) the graphs from exercise 2.1; b) G = ([8], {12, 14, 15, 23, 34, 38, 46, 47, 56, 67, 78}). 2) Give an example of a graph with the same radius and diameter.

14 10 Chapter 2. Walks, connectivity and distance 3) Give an example of a graph whose diameter is twice its radius. 4) Prove that, for each graph G, r(g) D(G) 2r(G), where D(G) is the diameter of G Let G be a graph of order n 2 so that each vertex has degree (n 1)/2. Prove that G has diameter Prove that a self-complementary graph of order n 4 has diameter 2 or 3. (Hint: you can begin by proving that for any graph G, if D(G) 3 then D(G c ) 3.)

15 3 Eulerian and Hamiltonian graphs 3.1 For each of the following graphs, either find an Eulerian circuit or prove that there is not one. G 1 G 2 G 3 G 4 G 5 G 6 G 7 G 8 G 9 G Prove that a connected graph in which each vertex has even degree is bridgeless. 3.3 Find out if it is possible to put all the pieces of a domino set in a row so that the when two pieces are adjacent the values of the touching sides match, and moreover that the values at either end of the row also agree. If it is possible, give an explicit solution. 3.4 Find for which values of r and s the complete bipartite graph K r,s is Eulerian. 3.5 The n-cube is the graph Q n with set of vertices {0, 1} n and where two vertices (x 1, x 2,..., x n ), (y 1, y 2,..., y n ) are adjacent if they differ exactly in one coordinate. 1) Draw Q i for 1 i 4. 2) Determine the order, the size and the degree sequence of Q n. 3) Find for which values of n the graph Q n is Eulerian. 3.6 Let G be a graph with exactly two connected components, both being Eulerian. Which is the minimum number of edges that need to be added to G to obtain an Eulerian graph?

16 12 Chapter 3. Eulerian and Hamiltonian graphs 3.7 Find out if the following figures can be drawn without lifting the pencil from the paper and without repeating any line. 3.8 Find the minimum number of times that one needs to lift the pencil from the paper to draw each of the figures below without repeating any line. 1) 2) 3.9 Let G = (V, E) be a connected graph. Prove that it is possible to partition E in exactly k trails without common endpoints if, and only if, G contains exactly 2k vertices of odd degree For each of the graphs from exercise 3.1, either find a Hamiltonian cycle or prove that there is none Let n 3 be an integer. Compute the number of cycles x 1, x 2,..., x n, x 1 that are Hamiltonian cycles of K n Prove that if a bipartite graph is Hamiltonian, then the stable parts have the same cardinal Prove that a bipartite graph K r,s of order 3 is Hamiltonian if, and only if, r = s Two classmates Joan and Pere have rented an apartment together. They throw a dinner party where 10 other friends are invited. In the group of 12 people, each of them knows at least 6 other people. Prove that they can seat at a round table in such a way that everyone knows the two people sitting next to them. At the last minute another person arrives, who also knows at least 6 of the people present. Can you ensure now that they can still sit at the table following the previous condition? 3.15 Let G be a Hamiltonian graph that is not a cycle. Prove that G has at least 2 vertices of degree Let G be a graph of order n 2 such that each vertex has degree (n 1)/2. Prove

17 13 that G has a Hamiltonian path Let G be a d-regular graph of order 2d + 2, for d 1. Prove that the complement of G is Hamiltonian Let G be a graph that has exactly two connected components, both of them Hamiltonian graphs. Find the minimum number of edges that one needs to add to G to obtain a Hamiltonian graph.

18 4 Trees 4.1 For each integer n 1, let a n be the number of non-isomorphic trees of order n. Check the values in the following table: n a n Prove that a tree of order n 2 is a bipartite graph. 4.3 Prove that for n 4 there is only one tree of order n and maximum degree n 2, up to isomorphism. 4.4 Prove that for n 6, there are exactly 3 trees of order n and maximum degree n 3, up to isomorphism. 4.5 Let T 1 be a tree of order n and size 17, and let T 2 be a tree of order 2n. Find n and the order and the size of T Find how many paths of length 1 are there in a tree of order n Let T be a tree of order 12 that has exactly 3 vertices of degree 3 and exactly one vertex of degree 2. 1) Find the degree sequence of T. 2) Find two non-isomorphic trees with this degree sequence. 4.8 Find a connected graph that is not a tree but in which every vertex of degree 2 is a cut vertex. 4.9 Let T be a tree of order n 2. 1) Prove that the number of leaves of T is 2 + d(u) 3 (d(u) 2).

19 15 2) Let be the maximum degree of T and let n i be the number of vertices of degree i of T. Prove that n 1 = 2 + (i 2)n i. i= Let G be a connected graph of maximum degree and with n i vertices of degree i, for every i. Prove that the equality implies that G is a tree. n 1 = 2 + (i 2)n i, i= Let G be a connected graph where each vertex has degree either 1 or 4. Let k be the number of vertices of degree 4. Prove that G is a tree if, and only if, the number of vertices of degree 1 is 2k Let T be a tree of order n 2 and maximum degree. Prove that T has at least leaves Let T be a tree of order n 3. Prove that the following statements are equivalent: a) T is isomorphic to the star K 1,n 1. b) T has exactly n 1 leaves. c) T has maximum degree n 1. d) T has diameter equal to Let G be a graph of order n and size m. Prove that the following statements are equivalent: a) The graph G is connected and has only one cycle. b) There is an edge e of G such that G e is a tree. c) The graph G is connected and n = m We want to prove that a sequence of positive integers d 1 d 2 d n 1 is the degree sequence of a tree of order n 2 if, and only if, d d n = 2(n 1). One of the implications is a direct consequence of the handshaking lemma (check it!). To prove the other implication, we will apply induction on n, according to the following steps: 1) Write down the implication that is not a consequence of the hanshaking lemma. Check the case n = 2. Write down the inductive hypothesis for n 1.

20 16 Chapter 4. Trees 2) Let n 3. Prove that if d d n = 2(n 1) and d i 1 for each i, then d n = 1 and d 1 > 1. 3) Apply the inductive hypothesis to d 1 1, d 2,..., d n 1 and deduce the desired result Compute the number of spanning trees of the cycle graph C n and of the complete bipartite graph K 2,r Give two non-isomorphic graphs of order n 4 that have the following property: when we apply the algorithm BF S with initial vertex v, we obtain a star graph K 1,n 1 in which v is a leaf. Point out which is vertex v in each of the two graphs We apply the algorithm DFS to the complete graph K n. How many non-isomorphic trees can we obtain, depending on the initial vertex? 4.19 Prove that a connected graph of order 2 has at least two vertices that are not cut vertices Find the Prüfer sequences of the following trees: T 1 = ([6], {12, 13, 14, 15, 56}). T 2 = ([8], {12, 13, 14, 18, 25, 26, 27}). T 3 = ([11], {12, 13, 24, 25, 36, 37, 48, 49, 5 10, 5 11}) Find the trees that have the following Prüfer sequences: 1) (4,4,3,1,1), 2) (6,5,6,5,1), 3) (1,8,1,5,2,5), 4) (4,5,7,2,1,1,6,6,7) Determine the trees whose Prüfer sequences have length Determine the trees whose Prüfer sequences are constant.

21 Review exercises A.1 Find the adjacency matrix and the incidence matrix of the graph G = (V, E) where V = {a, b, c, d, e} and E = {ab, ac, bc, bd, cd, ce, de}. A.2 Give the adjacency list and a drawing of the graph G = ([5], E) whose adjacency matrix is A.3 Prove that if the order of a graph is a multiple of 4 and the size is odd, then the graph is not regular. A.4 Prove that if a graph G has minimum degree 1, maximum degree k and order n > 2k, then G has at least 3 vertices with the same degree. A.5 Let G be a graph of order 7 such that each vertex has degree > 5. Prove that G has size 21. A.6 Let n 3 and 0 k n be integers, and consider the complete graph K n with [n] as set of vertices. 1) Compute the size of the subgraph induced by [k]. 2) Compute how many edges have an end in [k] and the other in [n] \ [k]. 3) Compute the size of the subgraph induced by [n] \ [k]. 4) Using the previous results, prove that ( ) n = 2 ( ) k + k(n k) + 2 ( n k 2 ). A.7 Find, up to isomorphism, all 4-regular graphs of order 7.

22 18 Review exercises A.8 Let G be a self-complementary graph of order n, for n 1 (mod 4). Prove that there is an odd number of vertices of degree (n 1)/2 and, therefore, that G contains at least one vertex of degree (n 1)/2. A.9 Consider the graph G = (V, E) where V = {1, 2,..., 15} and two vertices i, j are adjacent if, and only if, their greatest common divisor is different than 1. Give the number of connected components of G and a path of maximum length. A.10 Let G be a graph of order n and size m that does not have any cycle of length 3. 1) Prove that if u and v are adjacent vertices of G, then d(u) + d(v) n. 2) Prove that if n = 2k, then m k 2. Hint: Induction on k 1. A.11 Prove that in a connected graph two paths of maximum length have at least one vertex in common, but not necessarily an edge in common. Hint: Assume that two paths of maximum length do not have any vertex in common and see if you can construct a path longer than the starting two. A.12 Let G be a connected bipartite graph of order n 3 and d-regular. Prove that G is bridgeless. A.13 Let G be a non-bipartite connected graph. Prove that between any two vertices of G there is a walk of odd length and a walk of even length. Hint: the characterization of bipartite graphs can be useful. A.14 Prove that if a graph is regular with even order and odd size, then it is not Eulerian. A.15 Let G be a graph of odd order such that G and G c are connected. Prove that G is Eulerian if, and only if, G c is Eulerian. A.16 In each of the following cases, find out if it is possible to draw a closed continuous line that crosses exactly once each interior segment of the rectangle. 1) 2) A.17 Let G be a bipartite graph that has a Hamiltonian path and let V 1 and V 2 be the stable parts. Prove that V1 V 2 1. A.18 Prove that if n 1 and m = n + 1, then the complete bipartite graph K m,n has a Hamiltonian path.

23 Review exercises 19 A.19 Seven people that assist to a conference want to have lunch together at a roundtable during the three days that the conference lasts. In order to get to know each other better, they decide to sit in such a way that two people are next to each other at most once. Can they achieve their goal? And what happens if the congress lasts 5 days? A.20 Let G be a Hamiltonian graph that is not a cycle. Prove that if G has two non-adjacent vertices of degree 3, then it has at least another vertex of degree 3. A.21 Prove that if G is a graph of order n and size ( ) n , then G is Hamiltonian. Hint: use the Ore s theorem. A.22 Find all graphs G such that G and G c are trees. A.23 Compute the number of edges that must be added to a forest of k connected components to obtain a tree. A.24 Let T be a tree of order 7 with at least three vertices of degree 1 and at least two vertices of degree 3. 1) Find the degree sequence of T. 2) Find, up to isomorphism, all the trees that have this degree sequence. A.25 Prove that if G is a graph of order 2 that has exactly one vertex of degree 1, then G has a cycle. A.26 Prove that the following statements are equivalent for a tree T of order n 3: a) T is isomorphic to the path P n. b) T has maximum degree 2. c) T has exactly 2 leaves. d) T has diameter equal to n 1. A.27 Let G be a graph of order n and size m = n 1 that is not a tree. 1) Prove that G has at least one connected component that is a tree and at least one that is not a tree. 2) Prove that if G has exactly two connected components, then the one that is not a tree has exactly one cycle. A.28 Consider the wheel graph W n of order n 4. Give all the non-isomorphic trees that one can obtain by applying the algorithm BFS, depending on the initial vertex.

24 20 Review exercises A.29 Give the Prüfer sequences that corresponds to each of the trees having [4] as set of vertices. A.30 Determine the trees whose Prüfer sequences have all terms different. A.31 Let S be a set and C be a finite collection of subsets of S. The intersection graph I(C) is the graph that has C as set of vertices and where two vertices A, B C are adjacent if A B. 1) Let S = [6] and C = {{1, 2}, {2, 4}, {1, 2, 3}, {3, 4, 5}, {5, 6}}. Draw the graph I(C). 2) Consider the graph G that has [4] as set of vertices and edges 12, 23, 34 and 41. For each i [4], consider the set S i consisting of the vertex i and the two edges incident to i, that is: S 1 = {1, 12, 41}, S 2 = {2, 12, 23}, S 3 = {3, 23, 34}, S 4 = {4, 41, 34}. Let S = S 1 S 2 S 3 S 4 and C = {S 1, S 2, S 3, S 4 }. Prove that I(C) is isomorphic to G. 3) Prove that for any graph G, there exist a set S and a finite collection C of subsets of S such that G is isomorphic to the intersection graph I(C). A.32 Let G 1 = (V 1, E 1 ) and G 2 = (V 2, E 2 ) be two graphs with V 1 V 2 =. Prove the following statements: 1) If G 1 and G 2 are connected, then G 1 G 2 is connected. 2) If G 1 and G 2 are Eulerian, then G 1 G 2 is Eulerian. 3) If G 1 G 2 is Eulerian, then G 1 and G 2 are either Eulerian or of even order. 4) If G is Hamiltonian, then G K 2 is Hamiltonian. A.33 If G 1 is connected but G 2 is not, is the product G 1 G 2 connected? A.34 Let G = (V, E) be a graph. The line graph of G, LG, is the graph whose vertices are the edges of G and where two vertices of LG are adjacent if, as edges of G, they are incident. 1) Give the line graph of K 1,3, C 5 and G = ({1, 2, 3, 4, 5}, {12, 23, 24, 25, 34, 35, 45}). 2) Give the order and the vertex degrees of LG in terms of the parameters of G. 3) Prove that if G is Eulerian, then LG is Hamiltonian. 4) Find a graph G such that LG is Hamiltonian but G is not Eulerian. 5) Prove that if G is Eulerian, then LG is Eulerian. 6) Find a graph G such that LG is Eulerian, but G is not. 7) Prove that if G is Hamiltonian, then LG is Hamiltonian. 8) Find a graph G such that LG is Hamiltonian, but G is not.

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