The Merrifield-Simmons index of a graph is defined as the total number of the independent sets of the graph and the Hosoya index of a graph is defined as the total number of the matchings of the graph. In this paper, we give formula for Merrifield-Simmons and Hosoya indices of some classes of cartesian product of two graphs K{_2}×H, where H is a path graph P{_n}, cyclic graph C{_n}, or star graph S{_n}, with n vertices (These are called: ladder graph, prism graph, and book graph).

Type of Study: Research paper |
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