Thinking Mathematically (6th Edition)

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Chapter 14 - Graph Theory - 14.4 Trees - Exercise Set 14.4: 4

Answer

This graph is not a tree because this graph is not connected.

Work Step by Step

A tree is a graph that is connected and has no circuits. A graph is connected when there is a path between every pair of vertices. Clearly the graph in this question is not connected. For example, let's consider vertex D and vertex E. There is no path in the graph which connects vertex D and vertex E. Therefore, this graph is not connected. Since this graph is not connected, this graph is not a tree.
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