# BIPACKING A BIPARTITE GRAPH WITH GIRTH AT LEAST 12

Wang, Hong

• Accepted : 2018.09.19
• Published : 2019.01.01
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#### Abstract

Let G be a bipartite graph with (X, Y ) as its bipartition. Let B be a complete bipartite graph with a bipartition ($V_1$, $V_2$) such that $X{\subseteq}V_1$ and $Y{\subseteq}V_2$. A bi-packing of G in B is an injection ${\sigma}:V(G){\rightarrow}V(B)$ such that ${\sigma}(X){\subseteq}V_1$, ${\sigma}(Y){\subseteq}V_2$ and $E(G){\cap}E({\sigma}(G))={\emptyset}$. In this paper, we show that if G is a bipartite graph of order n with girth at least 12, then there is a complete bipartite graph B of order n + 1 such that there is a bi-packing of G in B. We conjecture that the same conclusion holds if the girth of G is at least 8.

#### Keywords

packing;embedding;placement