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We now describe work of Barker and Tam [ 2 ] ,on a similar characterization of K - irreducible m atrices. With a cone K and a matrix A we associate a directed graph G(A,K). The vertices of G ( A ,K ) are the non-zero faces of k and there is an arc from a face F to a face G if and only if G is a face of 4 ( ( Z + A ) F ) . Example. y /\ Note that in G(A, K) there are arcs from k to all other faces. Let F be a face of K and consider the chain of faces {F,},where E = d((I+ A)'F). In G(A, K ) there is an arc from f i - l to F,, so if A is K-irreducible there is a path from F to K = F,-, (and to its faces) and the graph is strongly connected.

Part (ii) follows easily from part (i), using part (iv) of Lemma 8. ) 0 N. Alon. Car0 34 Lemma 10. T 2 , . , T, be q cut-free triangulations, each containing more than three vertices. Then there exists a triangulation G with precisely q blocks HI... , H, such that H, = T, for 1 < i S q. Proof. By induction on q. The case q = 1 is trivial. If q > 1, and F is a triangulation with q - 1 blocks H I , . ,Hq-,, isomorphic to TI,. , ,Tq-l,respectively, then the required triangulation G is obtained by gluing together F and an isomorphic copy of T, along a common face.

We prove the lemma by induction on n. For n = 5 it is trivial. Assuming it holds for all n', 5 S n ' < n, let us prove it for n. Let G" be a triangulation, and let x be a vertex of G" of degree n - 1. Since G" is a triangulation, there is a Hamiltonian cycle C in G" - x. If no edge of G is a chord of C, then all vertices of C have degree 3 and the assertion of the lemma follows. Thus, we may assume that there is a diagonal joining the vertices y and z of C. This diagonal splits C into two cycles, CIand C2,with a common edge yz.