## Singmaster's conjecture ★★

Author(s): Singmaster

**Conjecture**There is a finite upper bound on the multiplicities of entries in Pascal's triangle, other than the number .

The number appears once in Pascal's triangle, appears twice, appears three times, and appears times. There are infinite families of numbers known to appear times. The only number known to appear times is . It is not known whether any number appears more than times. The conjectured upper bound could be ; Singmaster thought it might be or . See Singmaster's conjecture.

Keywords: Pascal's triangle

## Waring rank of determinant ★★

Author(s): Teitler

**Question**What is the Waring rank of the determinant of a generic matrix?

For simplicity say we work over the complex numbers. The generic matrix is the matrix with entries for . Its determinant is a homogeneous form of degree , in variables. If is a homogeneous form of degree , a power sum expression for is an expression of the form , the (homogeneous) linear forms. The Waring rank of is the least number of terms in any power sum expression for . For example, the expression means that has Waring rank (it can't be less than , as ).

The generic determinant (or ) has Waring rank . The Waring rank of the generic determinant is at least and no more than , see for instance Lower bound for ranks of invariant forms, Example 4.1. The Waring rank of the permanent is also of interest. The comparison between the determinant and permanent is potentially relevant to Valiant's "VP versus VNP" problem.

Keywords: Waring rank, determinant

## Monochromatic vertex colorings inherited from Perfect Matchings ★★★

Author(s):

**Conjecture**For which values of and are there bi-colored graphs on vertices and different colors with the property that all the monochromatic colorings have unit weight, and every other coloring cancels out?

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## Cycle Double Covers Containing Predefined 2-Regular Subgraphs ★★★

Author(s): Arthur; Hoffmann-Ostenhof

**Conjecture**Let be a -connected cubic graph and let be a -regular subgraph such that is connected. Then has a cycle double cover which contains (i.e all cycles of ).

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## Monochromatic reachability in arc-colored digraphs ★★★

Author(s): Sands; Sauer; Woodrow

**Conjecture**For every , there exists an integer such that if is a digraph whose arcs are colored with colors, then has a set which is the union of stables sets so that every vertex has a monochromatic path to some vertex in .

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## 3-Decomposition Conjecture ★★★

Author(s): Arthur; Hoffmann-Ostenhof

**Conjecture**(3-Decomposition Conjecture) Every connected cubic graph has a decomposition into a spanning tree, a family of cycles and a matching.

Keywords: cubic graph