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Partitioning a triangle-free planar graph into a forest and a forest of bounded degree. (English) Zbl 1369.05169
Summary: An \((\mathcal{F},\mathcal{F}_d)\)-partition of a graph is a vertex-partition into two sets \(F\) and \(F_d\) such that the graph induced by \(F\) is a forest and the one induced by \(F_d\) is a forest with maximum degree at most \(d\). We prove that every triangle-free planar graph admits an \((\mathcal{F},\mathcal{F}_5)\)-partition. Moreover we show that if for some integer \(d\) there exists a triangle-free planar graph that does not admit an \((\mathcal{F},\mathcal{F}_d)\)-partition, then it is an NP-complete problem to decide whether a triangle-free planar graph admits such a partition.

05C70 Edge subsets with special properties (factorization, matching, partitioning, covering and packing, etc.)
05C10 Planar graphs; geometric and topological aspects of graph theory
05C07 Vertex degrees
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