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Product of Sums Minimization KMap (Problem #2)

shamieh

Active member
Sep 13, 2013
539
Write out the minimal Product of Sums (POS) equation with the following Karnaugh Map. Just need someone to check my work please. I am questioning my self on my grouping. Did I group correctly or should I have grouped the bottom left 0 and D versus the 0 in the group of 8? Thanks for your time.

My Answer: \(\displaystyle (\bar{z})(\bar{y} + w + \bar{x})\)
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MarkFL

Administrator
Staff member
Feb 24, 2012
13,775
Just to let you know, at least for me, the image should be rotated 90 degrees clockwise to be oriented correctly. :D

In fact, it might be easier to just use the table functions on our toolbar:

YZ
00
01
11
10
00
1
1
1
1
01
0
0
0
0
11
0
d
d
0
10
d
0
1
1

I see that 5 points are associated with this problem in the image...is this part of a graded assignment? If so, has your instructor given you permission to seek outside help with it?
 

shamieh

Active member
Sep 13, 2013
539
Just to let you know, at least for me, the image should be rotated 90 degrees clockwise to be oriented correctly. :D
LOL hahahaha:D:D

No it's not a graded assignment. It's a "practice exam" just to give us something to look at before the real Exam which isn't until Wednesday. Thus the "5pts etc" next to the questions, it was one of his real exams from last year. Oh of course, he encourages us to seek help. He literally told us in class the other day to look for help on Google lol.
 

MarkFL

Administrator
Staff member
Feb 24, 2012
13,775
LOL hahahaha:D:D

No it's not a graded assignment. It's a "practice exam" just to give us something to look at before the real Exam which isn't until Wednesday. Thus the "5pts etc" next to the questions, it was one of his real exams from last year. Oh of course, he encourages us to seek help. He literally told us in class the other day to look for help on Google lol.
Okay, thank you for letting me know...we value academic honesty very highly here, and so it is my duty to ask. :D
 

shamieh

Active member
Sep 13, 2013
539
Good to know about the table feature. Lol(Clapping)