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6) (i). 8. Proof. 4) (i) We proceed by induction on n _ ( D ) . 8 itself. Now let c be a negative crossing in D . Denote by D+ the diagrams obtained from D by changing the crossing at c , and DQ the diagram obtained from D by smoothing the crossing c. 3) (1) yields H+(DX)(Z) ~ a4>+{D)(z) = 2

4) Note that maxdegv (i) maxdegz a^^D){z) (ii) maxdegz a*_(D)(z) < PL(V,Z) 37 L, < */>+(D) < +(D) and mindegv ip-(D). PL(V,Z) > -(D) . 4) for alternating links with index 0. 5 Suppose that D is an alternating link diagram. (D)-l c^ + ( D W + ( D ) = |^ J(-l)n-*

N . that the collection of these edges S = {e^i . . , e £n,i • • •, n,\n} 1S a We claim maximal set of independent singular edges in G. However, first we claim that S is cyclically independent. 7 a(G) = E H i U l ^ i ~ ! } • P r o o f Denote p = E " = 1 { | | 5 Z ) j | — 1}. First we show that a(G) < p. Let SQ be a maximal set of cyclically independent singular edges in G. Then \SQ\ = a(G). |<9Z}j| — 1 singular edges on dD{ for each i = 1 , 2 , . . , n, and hence, a possible maximal number of singular edge in SQ is p.