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 A344691 Irregular triangle T(n,k) read by rows, where T(n,k) is the number of preference profiles in the stable marriage problem with n men and n women such that there exists a stable matching with an egalitarian cost of k. 1
 0, 1, 0, 0, 0, 2, 8, 6, 0, 0, 0, 0, 0, 384, 2304, 7416, 13860, 15912, 10836, 3564, 0, 0, 0, 0, 0, 0, 0, 40310784, 322486272, 1394454528, 4263542784, 9856161792, 17805053952, 25557163776, 29223099648, 26437927680, 18541903680, 9633334320, 3379380192, 626260608, 0 (list; graph; refs; listen; history; text; internal format)
 OFFSET 1,6 COMMENTS The egalitarian cost of a stable matching is the sum of the mutual rankings of the people in couples. The lowest and, therefore, optimal mutual ranking of two people is 2, which occurs when they rank each other first. Thus the smallest possible egalitarian cost of a stable matching with n men and n women is 2n. So for k < 2n, T(n,k) = 0. Sequence A344692 counts the profiles with multiplicity equal to the number of different stable matchings with an egalitarian cost of k. LINKS Table of n, a(n) for n=1..41. EXAMPLE The first row is 0, 1. The second row is 0, 0, 0, 2, 8, 6. The n-th row starts with 2n-1 zeros. The numbers of terms in rows 3 and 4 are 12 and 20 respectively. If two people rank each other first, they are called soulmates. Therefore, if the egalitarian cost is 2n, then there are n pairs of soulmates. Sequence A343698(n,2n) counts the preference profiles with n men and n women that have n pairs of soulmates. Thus, we have T(n,2n) = A343698(n). If n=2 and k=4, we have two pairs of soulmates. There are two preference profiles like this. In the first profile, the first man and the first woman are soulmates as well as the second man and the second woman. In the second profile, the first man and the second woman as well as the second man and the first woman are soulmates. Thus T(2,4)=2. CROSSREFS Cf. A185141, A343698, A344692. Sequence in context: A029745 A332067 A183232 * A096417 A274416 A011059 Adjacent sequences: A344688 A344689 A344690 * A344692 A344693 A344694 KEYWORD nonn,tabf AUTHOR Tanya Khovanova and MIT PRIMES STEP Senior group, Jun 22 2021 STATUS approved

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