### Abstract

In this paper we study several interrelated extremal graph problems: 1. (i) Given integers n, e, m, what is the largest integer f(n, e, m) such that every graph with n vertices and e edges must have an induced m-vertex subgraph with at least f(n, e, m) edges? 2. (ii) Given integers n, e, e′, what is the largest integer g(n, e, e′) such that any two n-vertex graphs G and H, with e and e′ edges, respectively, must have a common subgraph with at least g(n, e, e′) edges? Results obtained here can be used for solving several questions related to the following graph decomposition problem, previously studied by two of the authors and others. 3. (iii) Given integers n, r, what is the least integer t = U(n, r) such that for any two n-vertex r-uniform hypergraphs G and H with the same number of edges the edge set E(G) of G can be partitioned into E_{1},..., E_{i} and the edge set E(H) of H can be partitioned into E_{1},..., E_{i} in such a way that for each i, the graphs formed by E_{i} and E_{i}^{′} are isomorphic.

Original language | English (US) |
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Pages (from-to) | 248-260 |

Number of pages | 13 |

Journal | Journal of Combinatorial Theory, Series B |

Volume | 38 |

Issue number | 3 |

DOIs | |

State | Published - Jun 1985 |

### ASJC Scopus subject areas

- Theoretical Computer Science
- Discrete Mathematics and Combinatorics
- Computational Theory and Mathematics

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*Journal of Combinatorial Theory, Series B*,

*38*(3), 248-260. https://doi.org/10.1016/0095-8956(85)90070-X