Total number of essential prime implicants in the given K-map (x represents don't care) are ___ ?
How the essential prime implicants are two??akshman Patel RJIT.
I am getting 3
I agree with prime imp as 5
see this, it might be helpful
$PI=5$ and $EPI=2$
my definition of EPI was which boxes are necessary one quad and two pairs so 3
Identified my error :D
it may help for your discussion https://gateoverflow.in/233283/pi-and-epi-in-case-of-dont-care
Found this from the discussion.If don't care can be included for PI, then it can also be included for EPI?