# Stone, Harold S.

## Shuffle-Exchange Conjecture ★★★

Author(s): Beneš; Folklore; Stone

Given integers , let be the smallest integer such that the symmetric group on the set of all words of length over a -letter alphabet can be generated as , where is the shuffle permutation defined by , and is the exchange group consisting of all permutations in preserving the first letters in the words.

Problem  (SE)   Find .
Conjecture  (SE)   .

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## Shuffle-Exchange Conjecture (graph-theoretic form) ★★★

Author(s): Beneš; Folklore; Stone

Given integers , the 2-stage Shuffle-Exchange graph/network, denoted , is the simple -regular bipartite graph with the ordered pair of linearly labeled parts and , where , such that vertices and are adjacent if and only if (see Fig.1).

Given integers , the -stage Shuffle-Exchange graph/network, denoted , is the proper (i.e., respecting all the orders) concatenation of identical copies of (see Fig.1).

Let be the smallest integer such that the graph is rearrangeable.

Problem   Find .
Conjecture   .

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