Department of Mathematics
York College (CUNY)
Jamaica, New York 11451
Everyone values their friends but the notion of friendship is subtle and complex. Here are some questions to help you think through some of the issues involved.
Do you think that everyone whom you consider as a friend considers you as a friend?
Do you think you have more or fewer friends than your "typical" or "average" friend?
Do you think it is reasonable to model the notion of being friends using a graph?
Do you think it is reasonable to model the notion of being an acquaintance using a graph?