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International Journal of Mathematics and Mathematical Sciences
Volume 17 (1994), Issue 4, Pages 697-702

Zero-sum partition theorems for graphs

1Department of Mathematics, Haifa University, Oranim, Israel
2School of Mathematics, Tel-Aviv University, Ramat Aviv, Israel
3Department of Mathematics, Beit-Berl College, Kfar-Saba, Israel

Received 13 November 1992; Revised 2 February 1993

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Let q=pn be a power of an odd prime p. We show that the vertices of every graph G can be partitioned into t(q) classes V(G)=t=1t(q)Vi such that the number of edges in any induced subgraph Vi is divisible by q, where t(q)32(q1)(2(q1)1)124+98, and if q=2n, then t(q)=2q1.

In particular, it is shown that t(3)=3 and 4t(5)5.