In this paper, we give a lengthy proof of a small result! A graph is bisplit if its vertex set can be partitioned into three stable sets with two of them inducing a complete bipartite graph. We prove that these graphs satisfy the Chen-Chvátal conjecture: their metric space (in the usual sense) has a universal line (in an unusual sense) or at least as many lines as the number of vertices.
In 2001, Erwin introduced broadcast domination in graphs. It is a variant of classical domination where selected vertices may have different domination powers. The minimum cost of a dominating broadcast in a graph G is denoted γb(G). The dual of this problem is called multipacking: a multipacking is a set M of vertices such that for any vertex v and any positive integer r, the ball of radius r around v contains at most r vertices of M . The maximum size of a multipacking in a graph G is denoted mp(G). Naturally mp(G) ≤γb(G). Earlier results by Farber and by Lubiw show that broadcast and multipacking numbers are equal for strongly chordal graphs. In this paper, we show that all large grids (height at least 4 and width at least 7), which are far from being chordal, have their broadcast and multipacking numbers equal.