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Consider a weighted complete graph $G$ on the vertex set $\{v_1,v_2,.....v_n\}$ such that the weight of the edge $(v_i, v_j)$ is  $2|i-j|$. The weight of a minimum spanning tree of $G$ is:

1. $n-1$
2. $2n-2$
3. $\begin{pmatrix} n \\ 2 \end{pmatrix}$
4. $n^2$
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for a weight of the edge (vi,vj) is 2|i-j|

The weight of MST will be 2(n-1)

for a weight of the edge (vi,vj) is |i-j|

The weight of MST will be (n-1)           // for this question, there is a typo.

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Option B should be 2n-2...
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It seems this question needs small correction.
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what will be the case if weight of the edge v(i, j) is | i+j | ?
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I think it would be [(n+1)(n+2)/2] - 3.

$2(n-1)$ the spanning tree will traverse adjacent edges since they contain the least weight.
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MST will be line graph.
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MST will be line graph.

Chhotu  pls explain how?

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@set2018

MST will add the edges with minimum weight, Weight of edges = 2|i−j|.

All successive number will have weights of 2. (like 1-2 weight is 2 , 2-3 weight is 2 so on) Hence it will be a line graph of weight 2 (n-1). i.e n-1 edges each of weight 2.

Take for example K4 an try.
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Suppose I take 4 vertices as an example. Then the minimum spanning tree is a line graph with 3 edges of weight 2 each.

now both options B and C gives me the correct minimum weight as 6.
None of the options match the Actual answer.

For connecting every i & i+1 node we have edge of weight 2 ,therefore We get 2*(n-1).
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which is equal to 2n-2

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