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Packing directed circuits fractionally. (English) Zbl 0826.05031
A fractional circuit packing of value $$v$$ of a directed graph $$G$$ is a function that assigns a non-negative rational number $$q(C)$$ to each circuit $$C$$ such that (i) the sum of $$q(C)$$ over all circuits containing any given vertex is at most one, and (ii) the sum of $$q(C)$$ over all circuits is $$v$$. The author shows that if every fractional circuit packing of $$G$$ has value at most $$k$$ where $$k\geq 1$$, then there exists a set of at most $$4k\log(4k) \log\log_2(4k)$$ vertices of $$G$$ that meets every circuit.

##### MSC:
 05C20 Directed graphs (digraphs), tournaments 05C38 Paths and cycles 05C70 Edge subsets with special properties (factorization, matching, partitioning, covering and packing, etc.)
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