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GATE | GATE CS 2021 | Set 1 | Question 46
  • Last Updated : 24 May, 2021

Let G=(V,E) be an undirected unweighted connected graph. The diameter of G is defined as:

Let M be the adjacency matrix of G.

Define graph G2 on the same set of vertices with adjacency matrix N, where

Which one of the following statements is true?
(A) diam(G2)≤⌈ diam(G)/2⌉
(B) ⌈ diam(G)/2⌉2)< diam(G)
(C) diam(G2) = diam(G)
(D) diam(G)< diam(G2)≤2 diam(G)

Answer: (A)

Explanation: M2 will be the adjacency matrix of the graph H derived from G as follow:

H(a,b) = 1 iff (there exists a vertex c st. G(a,c) = 1 and G(c,b) = 1)

So basically there is an edge between a,b iff there is some vertex c st. there is an edge (a,c) and an edge (c,b) in G.
When we do G∪H in the resulting graph diameter reduces to 0.5 of the original graph

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