

A344692


Irregular triangle read by rows in which T(n,k) is the number of stable matchings in the stable marriage problem with n men and n women such that there exists a stable matching with an egalitarian cost of k.


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0, 1, 0, 0, 0, 2, 8, 8, 0, 0, 0, 0, 0, 384, 2304, 7488, 14592, 18072, 13104, 4380, 0, 0, 0, 0, 0, 0, 0, 40310784, 322486272, 1397440512, 4299816960, 10080681984, 18632540160, 27586068480, 32664453120, 30544625664, 21941452800, 11480334336, 3963617280, 707788800, 0
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OFFSET

1,6


COMMENTS

The egalitarian cost of a stable matching is the sum of the mutual rankings of the people in couples.
Each preference profile with n men and women that has m different stable matchings with an egalitarian cost of k contributes m to T(n,k). The sequence that counts these m matchings as one is A344691.
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 2*n. So, for k < 2*n, T(n,k) = 0.


LINKS

Table of n, a(n) for n=1..41.


EXAMPLE

Triangle begins:
0, 1;
0, 0, 0, 2, 8, 8;
0, 0, 0, 0, 0, 384, 2304, 7488, 14592, 18072, 13104, 4380;
0, 0, 0, 0, 0, 0, 0, 40310784, 322486272, 1397440512, ... ;
...
The nth row starts with 2*n1 zeros.
The total number of terms in row 3 and 4 is 12 and 20 respectively.
If two people rank each other first, they are called soulmates. Therefore, if the egalitarian cost is 2*n then there are n pairs of soulmates.
Sequence A343698(n,2n) counts the number of preference profiles with n men and n women that have n pairs of soulmates. Moreover, if we have n pairs of soulmates in a profile, there's only one stable matching. 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, A344691.
Sequence in context: A166539 A344718 A075429 * A256166 A021976 A241294
Adjacent sequences: A344689 A344690 A344691 * A344693 A344694 A344695


KEYWORD

nonn,tabf


AUTHOR

Tanya Khovanova and MIT PRIMES STEP Senior group, Jun 22 2021


STATUS

approved



