Exercise 24:

Regular description for {intercal(w1,w2,w3,w4)w1,w2,w3,w4{0,1}    w1=w2=w3=w4    value2(w1)+value2(w2)=value2(w3)>value2(w4)}\{ \mathtt{intercal}(w_1,w_2,w_3,w_4) \mid w_1,w_2,w_3,w_4\in\{0,1\}^*\;\wedge\;|w_1|=|w_2|=|w_3|=|w_4|\;\wedge\;\mathtt{value}_2(w_1)+\mathtt{value}_2(w_2)=\mathtt{value}_2(w_3)>\mathtt{value}_2(w_4) \},
where intercal(a1w1,,anwn)=a1anintercal(w1,,wn)\mathtt{intercal}(a_1w_1,\ldots,a_nw_n)=a_1\ldots a_n\mathtt{intercal}(w_1,\ldots,w_n) and intercal(λ,,λ)=λ\mathtt{intercal}(\lambda,\ldots,\lambda)=\lambda
Give a regular description for the set of words obtained by intercaling four words w1,w2,w3,w4w_1,w_2,w_3,w_4 over {0,1}\{0,1\} with the same length and such that the sum of the natural values obtained from w1,w2w_1,w_2 by interpreting them as a binary numbers, that is value2(w1)+value2(w2)\mathtt{value}_2(w_1)+\mathtt{value}_2(w_2), coincides with value2(w3)\mathtt{value}_2(w_3), and is bigger than value2(w4)\mathtt{value}_2(w_4).

Intercaling nn words w1,,wnw_1,\ldots,w_n over {0,1}\{0,1\} and with the same length gives as result a word whose sequence of symbols is: the first symbol of w1w_1, the first symbol of w2w_2, …, the first symbol of wnw_n, the second symbol of w1w_1, the second symbol of w2w_2, …, the second symbol of wnw_n, the third symbol of w1w_1, and so on.
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