10 Problems for Partitions of Triangle-free Graphs
We will state 10 problems, and solve some of them, for partitions in triangle-free graphs related to Erdős' Sparse Half Conjecture. Among others we prove the following variant of it: For every sufficiently large even integer $n$ the following holds. Every triangle-free graph on $n$ vertices has a partition $V(G)=A\cup B$ with $|A|=|B|=n/2$ such that $e(G[A])+e(G[B])\leq n^2/16$. This result is sharp since the complete bipartite graph with class sizes $3n/4$ and $n/4$ achieves equality, when $n$ is a multiple of 4. Additionally, we discuss similar problems for $K_4$-free graphs.
- Pub Date:
- March 2022
- Mathematics - Combinatorics