## Simplify boolean expression

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Math001
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### Simplify boolean expression

Hi

I try to simplify this expression but I am stuck. Who can help me ?

(b'+a)*(a'+c'+(b+d))*(a'+d'*c+b)

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stapel_eliz
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I try to simplify this expression but I am stuck. Who can help me ?

(b'+a)*(a'+c'+(b+d))*(a'+d'*c+b)
Just to be certain: Are you using operator symbols as outlined in (this image), so that "+" means "or", an asterisk means "and", and an apostrophe means "not"?

When you reply, please include a clear listing of what you have tried so far. (You may be almost there!) Thank you!

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### Re: Simplify boolean expression

Yes I am using these symbols. I tried so far as what I already have posted. Now I really stuck with this.

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Yes I am using these symbols. I tried so far as what I already have posted. Now I really stuck with this.
I'm sorry, but only the original expression is displaying; what you "already have posted" regarding what you "tried so far" is not showing up. Please reply with that information. Also, if there is some "correct answer" form that you're trying to reach, please also provide that information. (Maybe the answer key has a typo, and your work leads to the really right answer!)

Thank you.