Vertex Degree Sums for Matchings in 3-Uniform Hypergraphs

  • Yi Zhang
  • Yi Zhao
  • Mei Lu


Let $n, s$ be positive integers such that $n$ is sufficiently large and $s\le n/3$. Suppose $H$ is a 3-uniform hypergraph of order $n$ without isolated vertices. If $\deg(u)+\deg(v) > 2(s-1)(n-1)$ for any two vertices $u$ and $v$ that are contained in some edge of $H$, then $H$ contains a matching of size $s$. This degree sum condition is best possible and confirms a conjecture of the authors [Electron. J. Combin. 25 (3), 2018], who proved the case when $s= n/3$.

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