Mr. Paint and Mrs. Correct go Fractional

  • Grzegorz Gutowski


We study a fractional counterpart of the on-line list colouring game "Mr. Paint and Mrs. Correct" introduced recently by Schauz. We answer positively a question of Zhu by proving that for any given graph the on-line choice ratio and the (off-line) choice ratio coincide. On the other hand it is known from the paper of Alon et al. that the choice ratio equals the fractional chromatic number. It was also shown that the limits used in the definitions of these last two notions can be realised. We show that this is not the case for the on-line choice ratio. Both our results are obtained by exploring the strong links between the on-line choice ratio, and a new on-line game with probabilistic flavour which we introduce.

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