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Choose the correct alternatives (more than one may be correct) and write the corresponding letters only:

At a particular time of computation the value of a counting semaphore is 7. Then $20$ $P$ operations and $15$ $V$ operations were completed on this semaphore. The resulting value of the semaphore is :

1. 42
2. 2
3. 7
4. 12

Ans=option B

currently semaphore is 7 so after 20 P(wait) operation it will come to -12 then for 15 V(signal) operation the value comes to 2.
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Option B

since P(S) decreases the counting semaphore value

The initial value of semaphore is 7

After finishing 20 P operations S=-13 (i.e 7-20 =-13)

Now S=-13

V(S) increases the counting semaphore value

After finishing 15 V operations S=-13+15=2

Therefore Answer is 2 option B

which one is correct?what will be the value after 20 p operations ?

S = 7 - 20 =-13(in suspended list)

S= -13+15 = 2

The resulting value of the semaphore is : 2 option b

suspended list
13