Thinking Mathematically (6th Edition)

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Chapter 14 - Graph Theory - 14.4 Trees - Exercise Set 14.4: 45

Answer

If the tree has $n$ vertices, then the number of edges is $n-1$.

Work Step by Step

A tree is a graph that is connected and does not have any circuits. In a tree, there is a simple relationship between the number of vertices and the number of edges. If the tree has $n$ vertices, then the number of edges is $n-1$.
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