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On a variation of the Ramsey number

Authors: Gary Chartrand and Seymour Schuster
Journal: Trans. Amer. Math. Soc. 173 (1972), 353-362
MSC: Primary 05C35
MathSciNet review: 0317992
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Abstract: Let $ c(m,n)$ be the least integer $ p$ such that, for any graph $ G$ of order $ p$, either $ G$ has an $ m$-cycle or its complement $ \bar G$ has an $ n$-cycle. Values of $ c(m,n)$ are established for $ m,n \leqslant 6$ and general formulas are proved for $ c(3,n),c(4,n)$, and $ c(5,n)$.

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Keywords: Graph, cycle, Ramsey number, complement
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