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Min max of a quadratic form of plus-minus ones

Does the following limit exist? $$ \lim_{n \to \infty}\, n^{-3/2} \min_{a_{ij}=\pm 1}\max_{x_{j}=\pm 1}\left|\sum_{1\leq i <j \leq n} a_{ij}x_{i}x_{j} \right| $$ There is no any significant ...
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Which unfoldings of the $d$-dimensional hypercube tile $(d{-}1)$-space?

A six year old question, Which unfoldings of the hypercube tile $3$-space?, has just been answered by Moritz Firsching: All $261$ unfoldings tile space! So now we know: For $d=2$, the unfolding of ...
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Probability of $\ell_1$-norms of vertices of the rotated Hamming cube

Let $O$ be a $d$-dimensional rotation matrix (i.e., it has real entries and $OO^T = O^TO = I$). Let $\mathbf{x}$ be a uniformly random bitstring of length $d$, i.e., $\mathbf{x} \sim U(\{0,1\}^d)$. In ...
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How to fold a tesseract from L-unfolding? [closed]

I came across an image, that show really simple unfold of 4-dim cube. https://arxiv.org/pdf/1512.02086.pdf here at #2.1, and 120 here https://page.mi.fu-berlin.de/moritz/mo/198722/unfoldings.html. ...
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Which polytopes can be deformed while keeping their edge-lengths?

Let $P\subset\Bbb R^d$ be a convex polytope (a convex hull of finitely many points). Lets call it flexible, if it can be continuously deformed while keeping its combinatorial type, and keeping its ...
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Closed walks on an $n$-cube and alternating permutations

Let $w(n,l)$ denote the number of closed walks of length $2l$ from a given vertex of the $n$-cube. Then, it is well-known that $$\cosh^n(x)=\sum_{l=0}^{\infty}\frac{w(n,l)}{(2l)!}x^{2l}.$$ ...
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Regular triangulation of hypercube

I have started studying regular subdivisions of the $n$-cube, and came across the following post: Regularity of Delaunay triangulation of a hypercube. My question is whether the "standard ...
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Maximal area/volume of (d-1)-dimensional object in d-dimensional hypercube

What is the largest area/volume of any $(d-1)$-dimensional flat object that fits into the $d$-dimensional unit hypercube? For instance, for $d=2$, the answer is $\sqrt 2$, as this is the length of the ...
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Are mixed discriminants and hyper-determinants the same thing?

Premise Hello, I'm trying to learn more about hyperdeterminants, but as I'm sifting through the literature I'm finding more and more papers on Mixed discriminant and I find their definitions extremely ...
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Random walk on the hypercube with deleted edges

Let $G$ be the $n$-dimensional boolean hypercube, i.e. the graph on $\{0,1\}^n$ where two vertices are adjacent iff they differ on exactly one coordinate. Consider a graph $G'$ obtained by deleting a ...
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Complementing the red and blue boolean cube?

Given a boolean $0/1$ cube in $n$ dimensions with $2^{n-1}$ red and $2^{n-1}$ blue points can we complement the cube (blue becomes red and vice versa) in $\operatorname{poly}(n)$ transformations? ...
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A question of Ahlswede and Katona: known lower bounds on $\beta(d,n)$?

Given a set $S\subseteq \{0,1\}^d$ of the Boolean hypercube of dimension $d$, define the average distance of $S$ as $$ \bar{d}(S) = \frac{1}{\lvert S\rvert^2} \sum_{x,y\in S} d_H(x,y)\tag{1} $$ where $...
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Number of hypercube unfoldings

While writing the code for this answer, I noticed that I not only could calculate the number of unfoldings of the $4$-cube, but also the number of the $n$-cube for more values of $n$. Basically, we ...
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Cycles in the hyperoctahedral group (symmetries of the hypercube)

Let $B_n$ be the hyperoctahedral group (the isometries of the $n$-dimensional hypercube). Let $k <n$ and consider the action of $B_n$ on the $k$-dimensional faces of the hypercube. What can you ...
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Hamiltonian cycle polytope for the hypercube graph

Let $Q_n$ denote the $n$ dimensional hypercube graph (i.e., graph formed from the vertices and edges of an n-dimensional hypercube). Denote the set of edges and vertices of $Q_n$ by $E_n$ and $V_n$ ...
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Longest simple path through hypercube corners

This is a variation on a previously answered question, Longest path through hypercube corners. Here I am seeking the longest simple (non-self-intersecting) path through the unit hypercube's vertices, ...
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Longest path through hypercube corners

Is the longest Hamiltonian path through the $2^d$ unit hypercube vertices known, where path length is measured by Euclidean distance in $\mathbb{R}^d$? The unit hypercube spans from $(0,0,\ldots,0)$ ...
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Distance relation among points in high-dimensional hypercubes

Let $Q_{4n-1}$ be a unit hypercube of dimension $4n-1$. Has the following statement been proven? There are $4n$ vertices in $Q_{4n-1}$ such that the distance between each pair of them is $2\sqrt{...
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Given a continuous function of many variables, how do I know when this function is equals to zero on all the corners of a unit hypercube?

Given a continuous and deriviable function of many variables, how do I know when this function is equals to zero on all the corners (or vertices) of a unit hypercube, i.e. all points, where each ...
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Counting Cycle Vertex Covers on Hypercube

Let $Q_n$ be the $n$-dimensional hypercube graph. How many vertex cycle covers exist on $Q_n$? (Presumably the best we can hope for are upper and lower bounds.) To be clear, a single "vertex cycle ...
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Characterizing normal vectors of affinely independent subsets of the hypercube

Suppose we are looking at the hypercube in $\mathbb{R}^n$. I tend to the think of the cube with vertex coordinates 0 or 1, but maybe this is easier for the $\pm1$ cube. Now suppose we have an affine ...
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Is there any result on the homomorphic images of hypercube graphs?

Let $Q_n$ be a hypercube graph and $\phi: Q_n\to G$ a surjective simplicial graph morphism i.e. if $u,v$ are adjacent vertices in $Q_n$ then either $\phi(u)=\phi(v)$ or $\phi(u),\phi(v)$ are adjacent. ...
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Commutator subgroup of rotational symmetries of the hypercube

I would like to know which is the commutator subgroup of the group of rotational isometries of the $n$-dimensional cube. The group i am talking about is the subgroup of $\{ \pm 1 \} \wr S_n$ ...
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Can we find 3 disjoint directed Hamiltonian cycles in the cube?

Let $D$ be the digraph on $2^d$ vertices with $d2^d$ edges that we obtain by directing each edge of the $d$-dimensional hypercube in both directions. Can we partition the edges of $D$ into $d$ ...
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Hypercube edge-coloring problem

Question: Is there a pairing (a fixed point free involution) of the vertices of the $n$-dimensional cube graph, and a $2$-coloring of its edges such that the number of color changes needed to get from ...
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Tilting the $d$-cube to vertically separate its vertices

Let $C_d$ be a unit edge-length cube in $d$ dimensions. I would like to orient it ("tilt" it) so that the vertical (last) coordinates of its $2^d$ vertices are maximally separated, in the sense that ...
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Are there non-trivial graphs that uniquely embed to hypercubes?

The $n$-dimensional hypercube is the graph formed by $0$-$1$ sequences of length $n$ where two vertices are adjacent if they differ at only one place. The weight of a sequence is the number of $1$'s ...
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What's the volume of $\{x\in[0,1]^n|\sum x_i\le t\}$ for real $t$?

EDIT: Thanks for your answers and comments. There is indeed a classical easy formula, given by Pietro Majer (with a simple nice proof) in his answer below. Given $x\in\mathbb{R}^n$, $x_i$ denotes its ...
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Symmetries higher dimensional cube fixing subcubes

Which is the group of rotational isometries of an $n$ dimensional hypercube fixing an $m$ dimensional element (an $m$ dimensional subcube)? I know for example that it is $A_n$ for $m=0$ (symmetries ...
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Maximum number of vectors in a hypercube satisfying given conditions

$\mathcal{C}$ is a collection of binary vectors of length $n$, i.e. $\mathcal{C}\subseteq\{0,1\}^n$. For arbitrary $x,y,z\in\mathcal{C}$ and $x\neq z$, $y\neq z$, there always holds that the Euclidean ...
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Monotone embedding of complete binary tree in hypercube

Embedding different graphs, especially binary trees, in the hypercube has a huge literature. However, I could not find anything if we restrict the embedding to be monotone. So I would like to ...
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Inequality involving size of nodes & min degree of graph

Context: http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0019995882904776 Lemma 1 on 3rd page. Question excerpted / rewritten as follows: Let $G=(V,E)$ be the $n$-dimensional hypercube. That is $...
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