### Avoiding long Berge cycles [article]

Zoltan Furedi, Alexandr Kostochka, Ruth Luo
<span title="2018-05-14">2018</span> <i > arXiv </i> &nbsp; <span class="release-stage" >pre-print</span>
Let n≥ k≥ r+3 and H be an n-vertex r-uniform hypergraph. We show that if | H|> n-1/k-2k-1r then H contains a Berge cycle of length at least k. This bound is tight when k-2 divides n-1. We also show that the bound is attained only for connected r-uniform hypergraphs in which every block is the complete hypergraph K^(r)_k-1. We conjecture that our bound also holds in the case k=r+2, but the case of short cycles, k≤ r+1, is different.
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