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Richard N. Aufmann + 3 others

Publisher: Cengage Learning

ISBN: 9781305965584

Chapter 5.1, Problem 32ES

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Social Network In the graph below, an edge connects two vertices if the corresponding people are friends on Facebook. Here "degree of separation" refers to the minimum number of steps required to link two individuals through Facebook friendships.

a. What is the degree of separation between Brad and Marissa?

b. What is the degree of separation between Sheridan and Sheena?

c. List the individuals with a degree of separation of two from Brad.

d. Do any two individuals have a degree of separation of more than three?

To determine

**(a)**

To determine the degree of separation between Brad and Marissa.

**Given information:**

Given, in the graph below, an edge connects two vertices if the corresponding people are friends on Facebook. Here "degree of separation" refers to the minimum number of steps required to link two individuals through Facebook friendships.

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To determine

**(b)**

To determine the degree of separation between Sheridan and Sheena.

To determine

**(c)**

To list the individuals with a degree of separation of two from Brad.

To determine

**(d)**

To check if any two individuals have a degree of separation of more than three.

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