# Questions tagged [matching-theory]

For questions about matchings in graph theory. A matching on a graph is a set of edges such that no two edges share a common vertex.

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### Do I need to find a maximum matching to get the matching number of a graph?

Let’s say we are talking about a simple undirected graph with no loops and no multiple edges. But not necessarily bipartite. And we need to find its matching number. Do we have to find a maximum ...
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### What's the name of the graph operation of connecting two copies of a graph with a perfect matching?

Let $G=(V_1,E_1)$ be a simple graph with vertex set $\{v_1,v_2,\ldots,v_n\}$ and let $G'=(V_2,E_2)$ be another copy of $G$ with vertex set $\{u_1,u_2,\ldots,u_n\}$. Assume $V_1\cap V_2= \emptyset$. ...
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### A counterexample of a theorem about matching extendable

$M$ is perfect if $M$ covers all vertices of $G$, and $M$ is extendable if $G$ has a perfect matching containing $M$. Moreover, a graph $G$ with at least $2k + 2$ vertices is said to be $k$-extendable ...
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### Sizes of matchings and transversals in hypergraphs

Let $H=(V,E)$ be a hypergraph. We call $H$ proper if $E\neq\emptyset, \emptyset \notin E$ and for no $e_1\neq e_2\in E$ we have $e_1\subseteq e_2$. A matching is a set $M$ of pairwise disjoint edges (...
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### Extending perfect matchings into Hamiltonian cycles

Let $G$ be a simple cubic graph which has a Hamiltonian circuit $C$. In general, it is not possible to find a second Hamiltonian circuit which contains all the chords of $C$. For example, the Wagner ...
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A clutter is a pair $C=(V,E)$ where $V\neq\emptyset$ is a set, and $E\subseteq {\cal P}(V)$ such that no member of $E$ is included in another member of $E$. A matching in $C$ is a collection of ...