A class of knots containing the class of alternating knots. Let be the link crossing number. Then for knot sum which is an adequate knot,

This relationship is postulated to hold true for all knots.

A class of knots containing the class of alternating knots. Let be the link crossing number. Then for knot sum which is an adequate knot,

This relationship is postulated to hold true for all knots.

Weisstein, Eric W. "Adequate Knot." From
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