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$Que-$ The minimum number of states in the $NFA$ for the regular expression $(a + a(b + aa)*b)* a(b + aa)*a$ is ______.

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in Theory of Computation by Boss (15.8k points)
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is the ans 3?
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Yes.
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The DFA would like this.

Try making the DFA for $(a+(b+aa)^*b)^*$, we can easily see $q_3$ will be the final state.

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your NFA is not accepting ababa and so many strings.
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corrected it
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@Shobhit Joshi, Thank you.
Is there any alternative approach to solve this question quickly?
Something making DFA consumes a lot of time if given RE is complicated. 

 

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@Soumya29 I don't know if there is some method, I do it this way only.

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Ok.. Thanks @Shobhit 

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@Soumya29 I first made the NFA for the smallest string that the given regular expression was accepting and then completed it as to accept the other strings also.. So I guess for the minimum no of states of a particular NFA we should see the minimum no of states required to accept the string of minimum length and then proceed with the necessary modifications.

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