Real Analysis Real Analysis Math Forum

 September 10th, 2014, 08:31 PM #1 Newbie   Joined: Feb 2014 Posts: 15 Thanks: 0 Simplifying Logics Help Â¬ (p ^ (q âˆ¨ r) ^ ((p ^ q) > r)) Simplify > Â¬ (p ^ (q âˆ¨ r) ^ (Â¬ (p ^ q) âˆ¨ r)) DE Morganâ€™s Law Â¬p âˆ¨ Â¬ (q âˆ¨ r) âˆ¨ Â¬ (Â¬ (p ^ q) âˆ¨ r) DE Morganâ€™s Law Â¬p âˆ¨ Â¬q ^ Â¬r âˆ¨ (p ^ q) ^ Â¬r So I've reached this last step and I'm not sure how to simplify this further. The only thing I see is a Distributive Property of (p ^ q) ^ Â¬r , but I'm not sure if this is allowed. Any help would be great. September 11th, 2014, 02:10 PM #2 Member   Joined: Feb 2013 Posts: 80 Thanks: 8 How I would tackle this problem is to turn the original phrase into a truth table. Then from that I get the DNF in terms of when the proposition is false. That form is: $\displaystyle \neg (p \wedge q \wedge r) \vee \neg (p \wedge \neg q \wedge r)$ Which you can then distribute the negation through the parentheses, then after that doing the distributive law for the following: $\displaystyle \equiv (\neg p \vee \neg q \vee \neg r) \wedge (\neg p \vee q \vee \neg r)$ Which give you a long messy expansion. But you can simplify stuff like: $\displaystyle \neg p \wedge \neg p \equiv \neg p$, or $\displaystyle \neg q \wedge q \equiv F$. Or further on you might see the following thing: $\displaystyle (\neg r \wedge \neg q) \vee (\neg r \wedge q)$ $\displaystyle \equiv \neg r \wedge (\neg q \vee q)$ which we note very naturally that $\displaystyle \equiv \neg r \wedge T$ $\displaystyle \equiv \neg r$ And we can get rid of any repetitions, hence you end up with the simplified DNF of $\displaystyle \neg p \vee \neg r$ Of course you could probably do that on your version but this is just another route. You can come up with your own way as they often do in mathematics. Thanks from extreme112 Tags logics, simplifying Thread Tools Show Printable Version Email this Page Display Modes Linear Mode Switch to Hybrid Mode Switch to Threaded Mode Similar Threads Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post PaulOv Applied Math 1 December 22nd, 2013 01:32 PM ludicrum Applied Math 2 October 9th, 2012 12:48 PM babypsycho Applied Math 13 March 28th, 2010 03:43 AM fejky Applied Math 4 October 10th, 2009 11:49 AM johnny Applied Math 1 October 25th, 2007 05:50 AM

 Contact - Home - Forums - Cryptocurrency Forum - Top      