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Packing and covering directed triangles asymptotically

Authors

COOPER Jacob GRZESIK Andrzej KABELA Adam KRÁĽ Daniel

Year of publication 2022
Type Article in Periodical
Magazine / Source European Journal of Combinatorics
MU Faculty or unit

Faculty of Informatics

Citation
Doi http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.ejc.2021.103462
Description A well-known conjecture of Tuza asserts that if a graph has at most t pairwise edge-disjoint triangles, then it can be made triangle-free by removing at most 2t edges. If true, the factor 2 would be best possible. In the directed setting, also asked by Tuza, the analogous statement has recently been proven, however, the factor 2 is not optimal. In this paper, we show that if an n-vertex directed graph has at most t pairwise arc-disjoint directed triangles, then there exists a set of at most 1.8t + o(n(2)) arcs that meets all directed triangles. We complement our result by presenting two constructions of large directed graphs with t is an element of Omega(n(2)) whose smallest such set has 1.5t - o(n(2)) arcs. (C) 2021 Elsevier Ltd. All rights reserved.
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