An even factor of a graph is a spanning subgraph in which each vertex has a positive even degree. Jackson and Yoshimoto showed that if G is a 3-edge-connected graph with |G| ≥ 5 and v is a vertex with degree 3, then G has an even factor F containing two given edges incident with v in which each component has order at least 5. We prove that this theorem is satisfied for each pair of adjacent edges. Also, we show that each 3-edge-connected graph has an even factor F containing two given edges e and f such that every component containing neither e nor f has order at least 5. But we construct infinitely many 3-edge-connected graphs that do not have an even factor F containing two arbitrary prescribed edges in which each component has order at least 5.
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researchers in the fields of: colourings, partitions (general colourings), hereditary properties, independence and dominating structures (sets, paths, cycles, etc.), cycles, local properties, products of graphs