# Finite state machine inputs

if a finite state machine has 5 input signals

A, B, C, D, E


Does this mean there must be 2⁵ inputs along with the state built into the logic?

• 32 POSSIBLE & BINARY input states exist. All may not be used. – Russell McMahon May 8 at 9:31

• i think that you may have meant to say No, there are 32 possible input combinations for each state, but in some states, ....... – jsotola May 7 at 22:16
• @jsotola, $2^{5}=32$, doesn't it? – The Photon May 7 at 22:54