# Prime `Implicants`

discussion with help of Karnaugh map (K-map).

What do you mean by prime Implicants?

Final product term obtained from K-

What are Essential Terms ?

When one Minterm can only be represented by one Prime Implicant then it is called essential term.

Why it is required ?

It helps in determining other possible simplifications for functions with multiple variables.

Can you explain it with a example?

**Yes**, check below

Example :-

#### Truth Table

Gate level minimization of above example is explained in next section.