The Intersection Problem for Kite-GDDs of Type $2^{u}$
Received:November 10, 2020  Revised:May 20, 2021
Key Word: kite-GDD   group divisible design   intersection number  
Fund ProjectL:Supported by the National Natural Science Foundation of China (Grant No.11601137) and the Research Program of Science and Technology at Universities of Inner Mongolia Autonomous Region (Grant Nos.NJZY19231; NJZZ21052).
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Yonghong AN College of Continuing Education, Hulunbuir University, Inner Mongolia 021008, P. R. China 
Guizhi ZHANG Division of Science and Technology, Hulunbuir University, Inner Mongolia 021008, P. R. China 
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      The intersection problem for kite-GDDs is the determination of all pairs $(T,s)$ such that there exists a pair of kite-GDDs $(X,{\cal H},{\cal B}_1)$ and $(X,{\cal H},{\cal B}_2)$ of the same type $T$ satisfying $|{\cal B}_1\cap {\cal B}_2|=s$. In this paper the intersection problem for a pair of kite-GDDs of type $2^u$ is investigated. Let $J(u)=\{s:$ $\exists$ a pair of kite-GDDs of type $2^u$ intersecting in $s$ blocks$\}$; $I(u)=\{0,1,\ldots,b_{u}-2,b_{u}\}$, where $b_u=u(u-1)/2$ is the number of blocks of a kite-GDD of type $2^u$. We show that for any positive integer $u\geq 4$, $J(u)=I(u)$ and $J(3)= \{0,3\}$.
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