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On Tuza's conjecture for triangulations and graphs with small treewidth

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Botler, Fabio [1] ; Fernandes, Cristina G. [2] ; Gutierrez, Juan [3]
Total Authors: 3
[1] Univ Fed Rio de Janeiro, Programa Engn Sistemas & Comp, COPPE, Rio De Janeiro - Brazil
[2] Univ Sao Paulo, Dept Ciencia Comp, Sao Paulo - Brazil
[3] Univ Ingn & Tecnol UTEC, Dept Ciencia Comp, Barranco - Peru
Total Affiliations: 3
Document type: Journal article
Source: DISCRETE MATHEMATICS; v. 344, n. 4 APR 2021.
Web of Science Citations: 0

Tuza (1981) conjectured that the size tau(G) of a minimum set of edges that intersects every triangle of a graph G is at most twice the size nu(G) of a maximum set of edge disjoint triangles of G. In this paper we present three results regarding Tuza's Conjecture. We verify it for graphs with treewidth at most 6; we show that tau(G) <= 3/2 nu(G) for every planar triangulation G different from K-4; and that tau(G) <= 9/5 nu(G) + 1/5 if G is a maximal graph with treewidth 3. Our first result strengthens a result of Tuza, implying that tau(G) <= 2 nu(G) for every K-8-free chordal graph G. (C) 2020 Elsevier B.V. All rights reserved. (AU)

FAPESP's process: 13/03447-6 - Combinatorial structures, optimization, and algorithms in theoretical Computer Science
Grantee:Carlos Eduardo Ferreira
Support Opportunities: Research Projects - Thematic Grants
FAPESP's process: 15/08538-5 - Graph transversals
Grantee:Juan Gabriel Gutierrez Alva
Support Opportunities: Scholarships in Brazil - Doctorate