# simplifying function to minimum number of literals

Discussion in 'Homework Help' started by asad123, Dec 12, 2013.

Dec 12, 2013
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hi
i obtained an equation which i simplified further to some extent but after simplification i am not getting the required output which i was getting before(without simplification)...

Function:

my simplification:

Is it fine n max simplified..??
help will highly b appreciated

2. ### WBahn Moderator

Mar 31, 2012
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If you aren't getting the same output, then you know something is wrong.

Have you prepared a truth table or K-map for the original function and your simplification? That will show you if they are the same and the K-map will also let you see if your boolean manipulations make sense.

So let's look at those a bit.

You then factor out D from the last two terms, which looks fine.

You then distribute the BC' over the A'B'C to get

Which is fine -- though it is unusual to see someone actually use the distibutive property of OR over AND since the notation is very counter to what our normal arithmetic tells us is allowed.

As I look at it, I think what you have is valid, though not the "simplest".

When you say it doesn't work, which specific combinations of inputs are producing different results?

Dec 12, 2013
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during implementation i were using CMOS IC on TTL system.... its probably bcz ov dat....
there wre two 4-bit inputs inputs which wre producing wrong result....(sounds stupid but i dnt remember those combination as it was not in my notes)

would you mind simplifying it for me to its simplest form...??
thanks

4. ### WBahn Moderator

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"bcz ov dat"?

This isn't Twitter. You need to start making an attempt to communicate using full sentences.

And so... what? We're supposed to be able to clairvoyantly look into the past and conjur up what you didn't bother to write down into your notes?

Yes, I would mind. It's YOUR homework!