Planar Graphs with the Maximum Number of Induced 6-Cycles

  • Michael Savery


For large $n$ we determine the maximum number of induced 6-cycles which can be contained in a planar graph on $n$ vertices, and we classify the graphs which achieve this maximum. In particular we show that the maximum is achieved by the graph obtained by blowing up three pairwise non-adjacent vertices in a 6-cycle to sets of as even size as possible, and that every extremal example closely resembles this graph. This extends previous work by the author which solves the problem for 4-cycles and 5-cycles. The 5-cycle problem was also solved independently by Ghosh, Győri, Janzer, Paulos, Salia, and Zamora.


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