Relations between minterms and maxterms

Discussion in 'Homework Help' started by wiz0r, Oct 19, 2008.

  1. wiz0r

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    May 2, 2008
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    Ok, I thought that if I have the following function;

    f(A,B,C) = S m (0,2,4,6); Then the maxterms would be; PM(1,3,5,7).

    So, the minterms that werent included in the function, they were the maxterms of the function. But, eh.. I was wrong? :< Looking at some excercises of my book it says that if;

    f(A,B,C,D) = P M (3,8,12); then, S m(0, 1, 2, 4, 5, 6, 8, 9, 10, 11, 13, 14, 15).


    Why is that ? Why is the 8 a minterm AND a maxterm?

    Can someone explain it to me? Or post a link that explains it? Please.

    Thanks a lot!
     
    Last edited: Oct 19, 2008
  2. mik3

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    Feb 4, 2008
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    This is a typing error in the book!

    If you look carefully the 7 is missing, so in one case it should be seven and not 8.
     
  3. wiz0r

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    Figures, thank you, mik3.
     
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