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Y by a 1, For cxample, the strings 101, 0010, 0010011001 are in thc languagc, but 0001 and 0010t) are rrot. ffi (l-r) all strirrgs containitrg 00 but not 000, (c) The lef'tmost' symbol diffcrs frorn thc rightrnost one. (d) Every substring of four symbols has at most two 0's. Ftrr exarnple, 001110 arrd 011001 are in the latrg;uage,but 10010 is not since one of its substrings, 0010, contains three zeros. {il (e) AII strings of length five or rnore in which the fourth syrrrbol lrom the right erxl is tliffererrt frorrr the leftrnost sytrbol' (f) All strings in which the leftrnost two syrnbols a,rrd the righttnost two syrnbols are iderrtit:al.

L is called regular if and only if there exists sornedetertnitristic flnite accepter M such that L: L(M). gt: 1, : {utL,tt: 'u e {o, b}* } is regular. To show that this or any other la,ngualgcis rcgular, all we have to clo is find a, dfa fbr it. 3, but a little more complicated. What this dfn, must do is check whethcr a striug begins and ends with au a; wltat is between is immateritr,l. Tlrl sohrtiorr is cotnplicated by the fact that there is no explir:it way of tr:stirrg tlrtl errd of the string, This clifficulty is ever(xrrnc try sirrtply prrtting thrl rlfir irrto a final state whenever the second a is enrxlrrrtcrtxl.

E) all the strings with exactly two a's and more than two b's. 3 . 6, making qs a nonfinal state and making qo1qt1 qz final states, the resulting dfa accepts Z. 4 . Generalize the observation in the previous exercise, Specifically show that if -nI M : (Q,8, d, go, F) and "(fr) A* = (Q,8, d, qo,Q - F) are two dfa's then T(6 : dfa's for the languages G"ive (a) I= {abswba:tue{a,b}-} (b) fI : {wpbwz: ffi tor € {a, bI* ,wz € {a,b}-} Give a set notation description of the language accepted by the automaton depicted in the following diagram, Can you think of a simple verbal characterization 6f the language?