Confusion about maxterms

Discussion in 'Homework Help' started by rosciood, Jan 29, 2012.

  1. rosciood

    Thread Starter New Member

    Jan 29, 2012
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    Hello!

    I have to list the maxterms for the function E:

    x y z E
    0 0 0 0
    0 0 1 1
    0 1 0 1
    0 1 1 0
    1 0 0 1
    1 0 1 0
    1 1 0 1
    1 1 1 0

    I am just confused as to whether maxterms are found when the function E equals 0 or when the function E equals 1.

    Maxterms [if maxterms are found when the function E=0] :
    x+y+z
    x+y'+z '
    x'+y+z'
    x'+y'+z'

    Maxterms [if maxterms are found when the function E=1] :
    x+y+z'
    x+y'+z'
    x'+y+z
    x'+y'+z

    Any help would be appreciated!
     
  2. Georacer

    Moderator

    Nov 25, 2009
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    Maxterms are found when E=1 and by that example:

    In this table you have E=1 when XYZ=001. The corresponding maxterm is X+Y+Z'.

    For each 0 you put a non-inverted variable and for each 1 you put an inverted variable.
     
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