, Volume 16, Issue 1, pp 49-65

Decompositions of Complete Multipartite Graphs into Cycles of Even Length

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Necessary and sufficient conditions for the existence of an edge-disjoint decomposition of any complete multipartite graph into even length cycles are investigated. Necessary conditions are listed and sufficiency is shown for the cases when the cycle length is 4, 6 or 8. Further results concerning sufficiency, provided certain “small” decompositions exist, are also given for arbitrary even cycle lengths.

Revised: November 28, 1997