some one please help with with the solution Define the connective * for the two valued variables A, B, and C as followsA * B = AB + A B Let C = A*B, Determine which of the following is valid i. A=B*C ii. B=A*Ciii. A*B*C=1
Can you confirm what you mean by this bit? If you substitute for C in the expressions, you get i. A=B*C :::::::: A = B*A*B ii. B=A*C ::::::: B = A*A*B iii. A*B*C=1 ::: A*B*A*C = 1 Any thoughts on considering these?
question i copied was wrong, here is the right question Define the connective * for the two valued variables A, B, and C as follows A*B=AB+A'B' Let C = A*B, Determine which of the following is validi. A=B*C ii. B=A*Ciii. A*B*C=1
If I understand correctly, what you have is a "custom" operator "*" which takes 2 values, A & B, and performs the following Boolean function on them: A*B = AB+A'B' If that is the case, then the truth table for this function is: A B | A*B ----|---- 0 0 | 1 0 1 | 0 1 0 | 0 1 1 | 1 although it's not necessary to know this in order to solve the problem. Assuming you know DeMorgan's Law and the basic Boolean functions (AND, OR, NAND, NOR, NOT, and XOR), you are trying to see if: 1) A = B * C (It is...) = B * (A * B) = B * (AB + A'B') = B(AB + A'B') + B'(AB + A'B')' = ABB + A'B'B + B'((AB)'(A'B')') = AB + B'(A'+B')(A + B) = AB + (A'B' + B'B')(A + B) = AB + (A'B' + B')(A + B) = AB + B'(A' + 1)(A + B) = AB + B'(1)(A + B) = AB + B'(A + B) = AB + AB' + BB' = AB + AB' = A(B + B') = A(1) = A 2) B = A * C (it is...) = A * (AB + A'B') = A(AB + A'B') + A'(AB + A'B')' = AAB + AA'B' + A'((AB)'(A'B')') = AB + A'(A' + B')(A + B) = AB + (A'A' +A'B')(A + B) = AB + (A' + A'B')(A + B) = AB + A'(1 + B')(A + B) = AB + A'(A + B) = AB + A'A + A'B = AB + A'B = B(A + A') = B and 3) 1 = A * B * C (it is ...) = A * (B * C) = A * A (as shown in #1 above) = AA + A'A' = 1 + 1 = 1 Granted, I took a lot of shortcuts here (in the interest of saving space), and assumed that you have a pretty good understanding of Boolean algebra. I was guessing that your problem was in visualizing what the actual problem was. If this isn't clear enough, I'll be happy to explain in greater detail...
zgozvrm, What is all that heavy thrashing around with Boolean algebra all about? To prove that A=A and B=B? I cannot understand what you are doing. Anyway, that is a common logic function. Specifically, it is a exclusive NOR (XNOR) gate. http://www.tpub.com/content/neets/14185/css/14185_122.htm Ratch
Because he was asked to show that those statements were true. To the uninitiated, it isn't is obvious as it may be to you or me. If he were asked to show if 2x2 was in fact 4, wouldn't you go through some repeated additions to show that it is true?
Yes, you're absolutely right. But, if I had shown truth tables, surely someone else would've pointed out that it could've been proven using Boolean algebra. You just can't please everyone.