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The maximum number of processes that can be in $\textit{Ready}$ state for a computer system with $n$ CPUs is :

  1. $n$
  2. $n^2$
  3. $2^n$
  4. Independent of $n$
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if question is about max number of processes in running state it will surely dependent on CPU at that time it will be n

@bikram sir check pls
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Yes. correct..

maximum number of processes in running state  will surely dependent on CPU at that time and at max it will be n for n number of cpu's.
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@Bikram Sir I have confusion with your statement and a particular line in Galvin(3.1.2, 7th edition).

Only One process can be running on any processor at any instant. Many processes may be ready and waiting, however.

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@Auditi what’s there for confusion . If you have n CPU’s(multiprocessor) then at max n processes can be at running at n CPU’s because for each CPU one process will be in running state.

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It will be n since we are talking about Ready State and not in CPU running state.
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