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kthLevelFriends

Language/Type: C++ graphs collections
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Author: Marty Stepp (on 2016/06/16)

Imagine a graph of Facebook friends, where users are vertexes and friendships are edges. Write a function named kthLevelFriends that accepts three parameters: a reference to a BasicGraph, the string name of a vertex to start from, and an integer K. Your function should return a set of strings representing the set of people who are exactly K hops away from the given vertex (and not fewer). For example, if K = 1, those are the person's direct friends; if K = 2, they are the person's friends-of-friends. In the graph below, A's direct friends are {B, D}, and A's friends-of-friends are {C, E, G}. If K = 0, return a set containing only the given vertex. You may assume that the parameter values passed are valid.

A --> B <-- C
|     |     ^
|     |     |
V     V     |
D <-- E --> F
|     ^     ^
|     |     |
V     |     |
G <-- H <-- I
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