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JeffE
on June 6, 2012 | Updated Dec. 6, 2017
Longest increasing digital subsequence
Let \(S[1..n]\) be a sequence of integers between \(0\) and \(9\). A digital subsequence of \(S\) is a sequence \(D[1..k]\) of integers such that each integer \(D[i]\) is the numerical value of a sub…
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rizwanhudda
on Aug. 24, 2012 | Updated Dec. 6, 2017
Second Minimum spanning tree
Given an weighted undirected graph \( G = (V, E)\), and \(w : E \mapsto R^+\). Let T be MST i,e minimum spanning tree of graph G. Second MST is a Tree T' different from T, and its weight is less t…
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trees
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Undergraduate
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John Doe
on Nov. 3, 2012 | Updated Dec. 6, 2017
Direct reduction from Graph Homomorphism to SAT
The decision problem \(GraphHomo\) is defined as follows: \(GraphHomo = \{\langle G, H\rangle \mid \text{there is a graph homomorphism from G to H}\}\) Give a direct reduction from \(GraphHomo\) to …
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neeldhara
on Aug. 1, 2012 | Updated Dec. 6, 2017
Determining a polynomial
Let \(p\) be a polnyomial with natural coefficients. An oracle can evaluate \(p\) at any value you like. Can you determine all the coefficients by making two queries to the oracle? Note: You are free…
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Undergraduate
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Chandra Chekuri
on July 29, 2012 | Updated Dec. 6, 2017
Simple path containing three given nodes
Let \(G=(V,E)\) be an undirected graph. Describe a linear time algorithm that given \(G\) and three distinct nodes \(u,v,w\) decides whether there is a simple path in \(G\) that contains all of them.
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linear time algorithms
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Undergraduate
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Chandra Chekuri
on July 29, 2012 | Updated Dec. 6, 2017
Diameter and low-degree vertex
Let \(G = (V,E)\) be an undirected connected graph. Suppose \(G\) has a pair of nodes \(s,t\) that are distance \(d\) apart. Show that there is a vertex \(v\in G\) such that the degree of \(v\) is at…
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counting
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diego
on June 27, 2012 | Updated Dec. 6, 2017
Unmatchable edges of bipartite graphs
Prove that the following algorithm finds the unmatchable edges of a bipartite graph \(G\) (edges that aren't in any perfect matching): find a perfect matching in \(G\), orient the unmatched edges from…
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bipartite graph
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diego
on June 8, 2012 | Updated Dec. 6, 2017
The cube of a connected graph is hamiltonian
Prove that the vertices of any connected graph \(G\) can be listed in a cyclic order so that the distance in \(G\) of every two consecutive vertices is at most \(3\). Moreover, show that this can be …
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hamiltonian cycle
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JeffE
on June 7, 2012 | Updated Dec. 6, 2017
Maintaining fitstrings
Every non-negative integer can be represented as the sum of distinct positive Fibonacci numbers. (As a warmup exercise, prove this claim!) In other words, instead of a string of bits, we can represe…
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amortized analysis
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domotorp
on June 11, 2012 | Updated Dec. 6, 2017
Non-double words form a context-free language
Define double words whose first and second half is the same, e.g. baba or aaaa but not abba, bab or bababa. Prove that over a finite alphabet the language of non-double words is context-free. (Context…
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