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Coloring graphs

  1. May 4, 2009 #1
    given a bipartite graph , how do i know that two colors are enough to paint it ??

    another question given a general graph , how do i know how many colors do i need to color it

    of course in any case there can not be adjacent colors in vertices
     
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  3. May 4, 2009 #2

    matt grime

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    1) Because it is bipartite - look at the definition of bipartite

    2) Computing the chromatic number is NP-complete, so in general you don't know if it can be coloured with k colours by any cheap calculation.
     
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