# GRAPHCOL - Editorial

Practice

Author: Aman Kumar Gupta
Tester: D Teja Vardhan Reddy
Editorialist: Aman Kumar Gupta

EASY-MEDIUM

### PREREQUISITES:

Graph theory, Combinatorics

### PROBLEM:

A short and concise description of the problem statement.

### QUICK EXPLANATION:

Given a graph with N nodes and M - 1 edges. You have also been given K colours and you are required to find the number of ways to colour the nodes which can be reached from-and-to each other using the same colour, and the ones not reachable in both ways, with different colours.

### EXPLANATION:

Basically, it’s clear from the problem itself that the nodes which are reachable from-and-to each other form strongly connected components.
So, we just need to find the number of strongly connected components. Let this count be ‘s’. Then if K is less than ‘s’, answer is -1. Else the answer is k! / (k - s)!.

### AUTHOR’S AND TESTER’S SOLUTIONS:

Author’s solution can be found here.

Tester’s solution can be found here.

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