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i really need help with how to simplify boolean algebras coz i havent got a clue. if anyone's done it then please help. i dont know how to use all that
V comm,
V ass
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hi. i could help you. what do you need help with exactly?
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which exam board are you with?
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hi. i could help you. what do you need help with exactly?
basically, i dont understand how to simplify a boolean algebra and it make no sense to me. for example...

P V (¬ P ^ Q)

and the answer is: P V Q

and it uses steps like "V dis", "bracket" etc...

ps: the ^ is suppose to be an upside down V. (or and)
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which exam board are you with?
i dunno..why?
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that makes sense. it is supposed to link to basic algebra, but being boolean algebra, there are some slight alterations. in your example:

P V (-P ^ Q) = (P V -P) ^ (P V Q) = P V Q (since (-P V P)=0)

unfortunately there is no easy of doing this; it is simply a matter of learing the various rules : distributive, associative, de morgan's, complement etc.

The exam board matters as the importance linked to 'Logic' varies with each one. I am with OCR (MEI) so there is quite strong emphasis on Logic.
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hello i need some help with the demorgans laws.
We have the rule, (A + -AB) = A + B
Well if we have (-A + AB) Do we get -A + B ?

im trying to prove that ABC + -A-B-C + A-BC + -AB-C + -A-BC + AB-C
that is equal to -A-B + AC + B-C

( - refers to not.)

I have been working on it for days and I cant end to the answer. Either im missing a not or i have more than needed. Whats going wrong?

If you could help I would be glad
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