Given a tetrahedron(vertex are A, B, C, D), the task is to find the number of different cyclic paths with length n from a vertex.
Note: Considering only a single vertex B i.e. to find the number of different cyclic paths of length N from B to itself.
Input: 2 Output: 3 The paths of length 2 which starts and ends at D are: B-A-B B-D-B B-C-B Input: 3 Output: 6
Approach: Dynamic Programming can be used to keep track of the number of paths for previous values of N. Check for the number of moves which are left and where are we when we are moving in a path. That is 4n states, each with 3 options. Observe that all the vertices A, B, C are equivalent. Let zB be 1 initially and as at 0 steps, we can reach B itself only. Let zACD be 1 as paths for reaching other vertexes A, C and D is 0. Hence the recurrence relation formed will be:
Paths for N steps to reach b is = zADC*3
At every step, zADC gets multiplied by 2 (2 states) and it is added by zB since zB is the number of paths at step n-1 which comprises of the remaining 2 states.
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