# MinTerm, MaxTerm

MinTerm tells you how to get a 1 with *.

Why? Given 2 variables A and B, if A AND B = 1, we definitely know A and B are both 1.

| X | Y | MinTerm | Notation | | 0 | 0 | x’.y’ | m0 | | 0 | 1 | x’.y | m1 | | 1 | 0 | x.y’ | m2 | | 1 | 1 | x.y | m3 |

MaxTerm is the opposite, it tells you how to get a 0, with +

Why? Given 2 variables A and B, if A OR B = 0, we definitely know A and B are both 0.

| X | Y | MinTerm | Notation | | 0 | 0 | x+y | M0 | | 0 | 1 | x+y’ | M1 | | 1 | 0 | x’+y | M2 | | 1 | 1 | x’+y’ | M3 |

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