MAT202H5F - Discrete Math

Fall 2020

Final Exam


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Solutions with no explanations or with just the final answer will get zero for that question.

(Q1) Consider the word TORTOISE. Count the number of arrangements of this word

(a) such that no two vowels are beside each other. [4]

(b) that satisfy: [4]

vowels are not in alphabetical order left-to-right, and
consonants are not in alphabetical order left-to-right.

Note: Vowels are allowed to be beside each other. For example, the word TEISROTO is invalid, because its vowels EIOO are in alphabetical order left-to-right. But the word TOESROTI is valid.

(Q2) Let a, b, c, n with n = a + b + c. Prove without using algebra that [6]

(Q3) (a) Show that by listing all integers in {1, 2, . . . , 28} relatively prime with 28. [2]

(b) Citing a theorem from the course notes, explain how we know that 511 is an inverse of 5 modulo 28. Then use an online calculator to compute the remainder when 511 is divided by 28. [3]

(Note: Indicate which software/website you used to compute this remainder, or attach a screenshot of the calculation.)

(c) Use your result in (b) to solve the congruence [3]

(Q4) Let n, k N, and define the family of graphs on the vertex set

and with edge set

In other words, two vertices i and j are adjacent if they are congruent modulo k.

(a) Draw and and show they are both disconnected. [2]

(b) Show that is connected if and only if k = 1. [4]

(c) Show that is the empty graph if and only if n ≤ k. [4]

(Q5) Draw a simple graph (or argue why one cannot exist) that

(a) has 6 vertices, 12 edges, and is disconnected. [3]

(b) is Eulerian, is bipartite, and is Hamiltonian. [3]

(c) has 7 vertices, is acyclic, connected, and has 6 vertices of degree 2. [3]

(d) has average degree 3, but has no C3 subgraph. [3]

Note: these are all separate sets of conditions. If you give an example, make sure you justify/explain why that example works.

(Q6) (a) Suppose G = (V, E) is a connected simple graph, and let x, y V be two vertices in G. Show that if there are three distinct (not necessarily disjoint) paths from x to y in G, then G has at least two cycle subgraphs. [4]

Note: You may use any result in the course notes and assignments without proof. If necessary, you may also use the fact that in a tree there is always a unique path between any two vertices.

(b) Show that G may not necessarily have three cycle subgraphs by giving an example of a graph G, and vertices x and y of G, so that there are at least three distinct x-y paths but G only has two cycle subgraphs. Label the vertices of G and give the paths explicitly. [2]

End of Final Exam