Length 3 Edge-Disjoint Paths and Partial Orientation

Hannah Alpert, Jennifer Iglesias

In 2003, it was claimed that the following problem was solvable in polynomial time: do there exist k edge-disjoint paths of length exactly 3 between vertices s and t in a given graph? The proof was flawed, and we show that this problem is NP-hard even if we disallow multiple edges. We use a reduction from Partial Orientation, a problem recently shown by P\'alv\"olgyi to be NP-hard.

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