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August 29th, 2014, 12:49 PM   #1
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How many ways are there to color the Hshaped tree with 3 colors such that each c

How many ways are there to color this graph with the following constraints? We have three colors: blue, red, green, and we require that the number of nodes of color green is 2, and blue 2, and red 2 - the same number.

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$$(56)(1)(2)(3)(4) $$

Cycle index of group:
$$Z_G(x_1,...,x_6) =\frac16 (x_1^6 + 2x_2^3 + 2x_2x_1^4 + x_2^2x_1^2) $$
And using PĆ³lya theorem we get generating function:
$$U_D(g,r,b) = Z_G(g+r+b, g^2+r^2+b^2, ...,g^6+r^6+b^6) = \\
((g+r+b)^6 + 2(g^2+r^2+b^2)^3 + 2(g^2+r^2+b^2)(g+r+b)^4 + (g^2+r^2+b^2)^2(g+r+b)^2)$$

And coefficient with $r^2g^2b^2$ is $\frac16 (90 + 12 +0 + 0 ) = 17$

Is it solution correct?
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You might want to post this in the "Abstract Algebra" section in the college math forum rather than in the pre-algebra section of elementary math, so it attracts more helpful attention.
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