How do I simply AB + BC + AC' + BCD using boolean identities? Using a K-map I know the answer is AC' + BC. This is what I did so far AB + BC + AC' + BCD AB + AC' + BC(1+D) AB + AC' + BC I don't know how to simplify using identities beyond this point.
Q1) Given what you've got so far, which of the three terms needs to be made to disappear? Q2) Can you start from the other two terms (i.e., the answer) and figure out how to produce the third term? Sometimes this is much easier to do. If so, then to that carefully and then just reverse the steps to go the other way. Hint: How can you take f(X,Y,Z) = XY and turn it into two terms each of which involved X, Y, and Z (or, of course, their complement)?
Thanks! I expanded AB AB + BC + AC' ABC + ABC' + BC + AC' BC(A+1) + ABC' + AC' BC + AC'(B+1) BC + AC'
Great. In doing your write up, include the step AB + BC + AC' AB(C+C') + BC + AC' <---- ABC + ABC' + BC + AC' So that your reasoning is obvious.