Oscar has invested a huge amount of money into the stock market and doesn't trust just anyone to give him buying and selling information. Before he will buy a certain stock, he must get input from three sources. His first source is Pain Webster, a famous stock broker. His second source is Meg A. Cash, a self-made millionaire in the stock market, and his third source is Madame LaZora, a world-famous psychic. After several months of receiving advice from all three, he has come to the following conclusions:Buy if Pain and Meg both say yes and the psychic says no.Buy if the psychic says yes.Don’t buy otherwise.Construct a truth table and find the minimized Boolean function to implement the logic telling Oscar when to buy.Investing Truth TableF(p, m, z) =PainMegLaZoraF

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Oscar has invested a huge amount of money into the stock market and doesn't trust just anyone to give him buying and selling information. Before he will buy a certain stock, he must get input from three sources. His first source is Pain Webster, a famous stock broker. His second source is Meg A. Cash, a self-made millionaire in the stock market, and his third source is Madame LaZora, a world-famous psychic. After several months of receiving advice from all three, he has come to the following conclusions:

  • Buy if Pain and Meg both say yes and the psychic says no.
  • Buy if the psychic says yes.
  • Don’t buy otherwise.

Construct a truth table and find the minimized Boolean function to implement the logic telling Oscar when to buy.

Investing Truth Table
F(p, m, z) =

Pain

Meg

LaZora

F

       
       
       
       
       
       
       
       
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Step 1

Given three variables p, m and z where p=Pain Webster, m=Meg A. Cash and z=LaZora.As per the conditions given in the question, the truth table is shown below –

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