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    Discrete Mathematics assistance needed.

    Hello;

    I am over my head in math. I have tried reading my text book to achieve a viable answer; however, I am incorrect in my answers.

    1.) Construct a truth table for each of the following compound statements:
    a.) (p∧q) ∨ ((p) → q)
    b.) (p∧(q∨p)) ↔ p

    2.) If p and q are statements, then the compound statement p⊻q (often called the exclusive or) is defined to be true if and only if exactly one of the p, q is true; that is, either p is true or q is true, but not both p and q are true. Construct a truth table for (p⊻((p)∧q))∨q.

    Any assistance is greatly appreciated. As I have already stated; I am way over my head.
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    Re: Discrete Mathematics assistance needed.

    Hey rtrumpow.

    Can you show us a truth table for Q1?
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    Re: Discrete Mathematics assistance needed.

    Start with a truth table and make columns for what you have inside the parentheses. Then slowly work your way out.

    Hint: You may need more than four rows for your final solutions.
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    Re: Discrete Mathematics assistance needed.

    I hope this helps:
    Discrete Mathematics assistance needed.-truthtables.png
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