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Let $n\geq 3$ and $G$ be a graph with $\geq 2n+1$ vertices and $\binom{2n+1}{2}-\binom{n}{2}-1$ edges. Must $G$ be the union of a bipartite graph and a graph with maximum degree less than $n$?

Faudree proved that this is true if $G$ has $2n+1$ vertices.