# Question: a let fx1 x2 xn be equal to...

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(a) Let f(x1, x2, ... , xn) be equal to 1 if and only if exactly k of the variables equal 1. How many prime implicants does this function have?

(b) Repeat (a) for the case where f assumes the value 1 if and only if k or more of the variables are equal to 1.

(*Note:* The above functions are known as
*symmetric*.)