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A tractable NP-completeness proof for the two-coloring without monochromatic cycles of fixed length

Theoretical Computer Science. 2017. Vol. 671. P. 116-118.
Shitov Y.

For any integer k>2, we consider the following decision problem. Given a simple graph, does there exist a partition of its vertices into two disjoint sets such that every simple k-cycle of G contains vertices in both of these sets? This problem is NP-hard because it admits a polynomial reduction from NAE 3-SAT. We construct a reduction that is polynomial both in the length of the instance and in k, which answers a recent question of Karpinski.