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Discrete Mathematics and Combinatorics | Mathematics


Erdős and Lovász conjectured in 1968 that for every graph G with χ(G) > ω(G) and any two integers s, t ≥ 2 with s + t = χ(G) + 1, there is a partition (S,T) of the vertex set V(G) such that χ(G[S]) ≥ s and χ(G[T]) ≥ t . Except for a few cases, this conjecture is still unsolved. In this note we prove the conjecture for quasi-line graphs and for graphs with independence number 2.


At the time of publication, Noah Prince was affiliated with the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.



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