Can anyone please simplify this Boolean Expression for me: (x V y) (x' V y).

I've searched all over the Internet on how to simplify an expression that is similar to the one stated above and I couldn't find it.

## Monday, January 23, 2006

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I only know how to simplify Taboolian Expressions!

ReplyDeleteSo I'm assuming v is OR (union) and the brackets of course are AND (product).

ReplyDeleteIn which case,

(x V y)(x' V y)

= (x x') V (x y) V (x' y) V (y y)

= 0 V xy V x'y V y

= (xVx')y V y

= y

Or rather just (x V y)(x' V y) = (xx')Vy = y

Is it?

That is exactly the answer I got the first time I did it. It didn't look right though, so I left the answer till the third step.

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