# Clarification needed for "Chef and Gordon Ramsay" problem(August Long 2019)

The author has mentioned:- βa1,a2,a3β lie on a line.

By this I assume , in the tree , any 3 nodes, in which there is a connection between a1 and a2, a2 and a3

Now, the confusing part is:- The same author mentions in the comment section that on that path (a1βa2----a3) each vertex should have a degree of atmost β2β .

Why is this thing not mentioned in the problem statement ?

In the same problem, testcase answer is :- (3,2,4) where node-β2β has a degree of β3β (which is contradictory to what author said in the comments)
Now, I am really confused . Please tell me the correct and proper meaning of :- βa1,a2,a3β are in a lineβ¦

Update:- My query has been resolvedβ¦ thanks to the community

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Since this is from ongoing contest, please ask the question in the comment section of the problem.I am sure they will reply.

Already did that. But this is an important issue. Because if the problem statement is incomplete, everyone deserves the correct statement and full explanation.

Nope I donβt find any issues with statement. You can ignore other comments (except yours)

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Thanks

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