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HW 8: due Thursday, November 8 in class

1. A certain commodity is produced at two factories x1 and x2. The com- modity is to be shipped to markets y1, y2 and y3 through the network shown below. What is the maximum ammount that can be shipped from the factories to the markets?

x1

x2

a b

c d

y1

y2

y3

5

7

18 4

2

7

12

15

4

6

24

e 24

22

19

3 7

13 16

8

2

2. Let G be a directed graph with source s and sink t. Suppose the capacities are specified not on the edges of G but on the vertices (other than s, t); for each vertex there is a fixed limit on the total flow through it. There is no restriction on flow through the edges. Show how to use the ordinary network flow theory to determine the maximum capacity of a feasible flow from s to t in the vertex-capacitated graph G.

3. Use network flows to prove the Kóning-Egeváry theorem, i.e. if G is bipartite, then the size of the maximal matching is equal to the size of the minimum vertex cover.

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