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Graph Theory - Completeness and Diameter

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    Let G = (V,E) a complete graph. Then diam(G) = max d(u,v) for u,v elements of V the diameter of G (the largest distance between two vertices in G).
    Let G=(V,E) a graph with |V|=n.

    Prove that if d(v)>= (1/2)(n-1) for every v of V in G then diam(G)=<2.

    I was fiddling around with n=0,1,2 etc..

    If n=0 then we have an empty graph, so diam(G)=0.
    For n=1,2,3…

    N=1 then v=u so d(u,u)=0=diam(G)

    For n=2 there are only two options d(u,v) or d(v,u) which are both equal to 1. So them diam(G)=2.

    For n=3 then d(v)>= 1, so each vertex has at least one edge connected to it. Then you can construct a path v0,e1,v1,e2,v2 s.t. d(v0,v2)=2.

    I need to construct a formal proof though..
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    Not that I've ever done graph theory, but:

    Pick an arbitrary vertex A.
    Call A1 the vertices distance 1 from A.
    Pick an arbitrary vertex B not in A or A1.
    Call B1 the vertices distance 1 from B.

    Use a counting argument to show A1 and B1 must have non trivial intersection.


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