A community for students.

Here's the question you clicked on:

55 members online
  • 0 replying
  • 0 viewing

anonymous

  • 5 years ago

Given a boolean function F(A,B,C,D,E) = CD' + ABD'E' + DE + A'BE How do I find the number of unique minterms through the use of combinatorics? I had 2^2 + 2^1 + 2^3 + 2^2 = 18 but this includes the repeated terms which I don't know how to minus away to get only the unique number of minterms. How do I find out the number of repeated minterms and minus from 18? Thanks!

  • This Question is Closed
  1. carlsmith
    • 5 years ago
    Best Response
    You've already chosen the best response.
    Medals 0

    I have absolutely no idea what this all means, I am sorry. I'm not trying to be rude, I just saw that you'd not received an answer after two days and wanted to try and help. If you need a hand with some aspect of how you'd achieve something in Python, I'd be happy to try and work with you on it, but, to be honest, I don't even understand the notation you've used to express the problem. If you can put it in different terms, maybe I'll be able to help out.

  2. anonymous
    • 5 years ago
    Best Response
    You've already chosen the best response.
    Medals 0

    Don't worry. I totally understand. It has nothing related to Python actually. The boolean function is a function of a logic circuit. And the notations are the standard logic notations. I am not sure how I can find other ways to rewrite the notations. But you can interpret CD' as something like C*!D, which reads something like C and Not D - that's C=True and D=False.

  3. carlsmith
    • 5 years ago
    Best Response
    You've already chosen the best response.
    Medals 0

    Yep, I still don't really get it. Best of luck with it though.

  4. carlsmith
    • 5 years ago
    Best Response
    You've already chosen the best response.
    Medals 0

    Does it test truth? I'm not able to help, but I am intrigued by it. I'm seeing it as a function that takes a bunch of arguments, each being either True or False, then returns True or False based on what the expressions evaluate to. Am I way off??

  5. anonymous
    • 5 years ago
    Best Response
    You've already chosen the best response.
    Medals 0

    It's okay. Thanks anyway. There is actually another way to do this but I was just looking for a shortcut. Kinda lazy to go through the long and tedious method. And yea... You are pretty right. It is a function that takes in 4 parameters and then spit out a 1 for true and 0 for false.

  6. Not the answer you are looking for?
    Search for more explanations.

    • Attachments:

Ask your own question

Sign Up
Find more explanations on OpenStudy
Privacy Policy

Your question is ready. Sign up for free to start getting answers.

spraguer (Moderator)
5 → View Detailed Profile

is replying to Can someone tell me what button the professor is hitting...

23

  • Teamwork 19 Teammate
  • Problem Solving 19 Hero
  • You have blocked this person.
  • ✔ You're a fan Checking fan status...

Thanks for being so helpful in mathematics. If you are getting quality help, make sure you spread the word about OpenStudy.

This is the testimonial you wrote.
You haven't written a testimonial for Owlfred.