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Let m0 ≤ m1 ≤ · · · ≤ mn−1 . We define n−1 (mi − i)∗ , Fn (m0 , m1 , . . , mn−1 ) := i=0 where (a)∗ := max{1, a}. From now on, we assume that the sequence mi := |Ai | is nondecreasing. For the proof of the main theorem, we need a lemma. 2. For n ≥ 1, let fn : Zn → N be defined by fn (a0 , a1 , . . , an−1 ) := Fn (m0 , m1 , . . , mn−1 ) 46 A Course in Combinatorics if (m0 , . . , mn−1 ) is a nondecreasing rearrangement of the n-tuple (a0 , . . , an−1 ). Then fn is nondecreasing with respect to each of the variables ai .

It is not known at this time whether there exists an srg(3250, 57, 0, 1). References. B. Bollob´as (1978), Extremal Graph Theory, Academic Press. A. J. Hoffman and R. R. Singleton (1960), On Moore graphs with diameters two and three, IBM J. Res. Develop. 4, 497–504. 42 A Course in Combinatorics L. Lov´asz (1979), Combinatorial Problems and Exercises, North Holland. W. Mantel (1907), Problem 28, Wiskundige Opgaven 10, 60–61. P. Tur´ an (1941), An extremal problem in graph theory (in Hungarian), Mat.

Further assume that every vertex in X has the same degree s > 0 and every vertex in Y has the same degree t. ) Prove: If |X| ≤ |Y | (equivalently, if s ≥ t), then there is a complete matching M of X into Y . 1. A parlor trick involving a standard deck of 52 cards is as follows. You are dealt five cards at random. You keep one and put the other four (in a specific order) into an envelope which is taken to your partner in another room. Your partner looks at these and announces the name of the fifth card, that you had retained.

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