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Apply TodayYour contractor from Elbonia has sent you the prototype of the new logical unit. It turns out that the only logical relation it understands is "nand":

nand(a,b) := ~(a&b)

Your team has been developing code using the usual logical operators following MATLAB syntax: `~,&` and `|`. To save the project you need to write a translator that expresses MATLAB logical expressions using only the `nand` function.

Input

- expr: a string containing a valid logical expression in MATLAB, that relates the two logical variables
`a`and`b`

Output

- out: a string containing an equivalent logical expression that may only use the function
`nand(a,b)`.

Example 1:

expr = 'a|(~b)' =>out = 'nand(nand(a,a),b)'

Example 2:

expr = '(a & ~a) | ~(a|b)' =>out = 'nand(nand(nand(a,a),nand(b,b)),nand(nand(a,a),nand(b,b)))'

Remarks:

It is not necessary to provide the shortest solution. A solution always exists. The input string is non-empty and always evaluates to true or false, if `a` and `b` are logical variables. All substrings in the output that are not 'a','b','0','1','true','false','(',')' or'nand' will be ignored.

6 correct solutions
46 incorrect solutions

Last solution submitted on Jun 27, 2014

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