Let k ≥ 2 be an integer. We show that if G is a (k + 1)-connected graph and each pair of nonadjacent vertices in G has degree sum at least |G| + 1, then for each subset S of V(G) with |S| = k, G has a spanning tree such that S is the set of endvertices. This result generalizes Ore's theorem which guarantees the existence of a Hamilton path connecting any two vertices.
- Hamilton path
- Spanning tree
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Theoretical Computer Science
- Discrete Mathematics and Combinatorics