Low Weight Perfect Matchings

Stefan Ehard, Elena Mohr, Dieter Rautenbach
2020 Electronic Journal of Combinatorics  
Answering a question posed by Caro, Hansberg, Lauri, and Zarb, we show that for every positive integer $n$ and every function $\sigma\colon E(K_{4n})\to\{-1,1\}$ with $\sigma\left(E(K_{4n})\right)=0$, there is a perfect matching $M$ in $K_{4n}$with $\sigma(M)=0$. Strengthening the consequence of a result of Caro and Yuster, we show that for every positive integer $n$ and every function $\sigma\colon E(K_{4n})\to\{-1,1\}$ with $\left|\sigma\left(E(K_{4n})\right)\right|<n^2+11n+2,$ there is a
more » ... +2,$ there is a perfect matching $M$ in $K_{4n}$ with $|\sigma(M)|\leq 2$. Both these results are best possible.
doi:10.37236/9994 fatcat:z6egdyti7bgutdzgictyfwpwqi