Gate (CS) 2012 Paper with Solution (Set A)

# Gate (CS) 2012 Paper with Solution (Set A) - GATE Computer Science Engineering(CSE) 2024 Mock Test Series - Computer Science Engineering (CSE)

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1. Which of the following problems are decidable?
1)  Does a given program ever produce an output?
2)  If L is context-free language, then, is L also context-free?
3)  If L is regular language, then, is L also regular?
4)  If L is recursive language, then, is L also recursive?
(A) 1,2,3,4 (B) 1,2 (C) 2,3,4 (D) 3,4

Exp:-  CFL’s are not closed under complementation. Regular and recursive languages are closed
under complementation.

2. Given the language L-{ab, aa, baa}, which of the following strings are in L*?
1) abaabaaabaa
2) aaaabaaaa
3) baaaaabaaaab
4) baaaaabaa
(A) 1,2 and 3 (B) 2,3 and 4 (C) 1,2 and 4 (D) 1,3 and 4
Exp:- { } L ab, aa, baa =
Let S1 = ab , S2 = aa and S3 =baa
abaabaaabaa can be written as S1S2S3S1S2
aaaabaaaa can be written as S1S1S3S1
baaaaabaa can be written as S3S2S1S2

3. In the IPv4 addressing format, the number of networks allowed under Class C addresses is
(A) 2
14
(B) 2
7
(C) 2
21
(B) 2
24
Exp:- For class C address, size of network field is 24 bits. But first 3 bits are fixed as 110; hence
total number of networks possible is 2
21

4. Which of the following transport layer protocols is used to support electronic mail?
(A) SMTP (B) IP (C) TCP (D) UDP
Exp:- E-mail uses SMTP, application layer protocol which intern uses TCP transport layer protocol.

5. Consider a random variable X that takes values + 1 and -1 with probability 0.5 each. The
values of the cumulative distribution function F(x) at x = -1 and +1 are
(A) 0 and 0.5   (B) 0 and 1
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1. Which of the following problems are decidable?
1)  Does a given program ever produce an output?
2)  If L is context-free language, then, is L also context-free?
3)  If L is regular language, then, is L also regular?
4)  If L is recursive language, then, is L also recursive?
(A) 1,2,3,4 (B) 1,2 (C) 2,3,4 (D) 3,4

Exp:-  CFL’s are not closed under complementation. Regular and recursive languages are closed
under complementation.

2. Given the language L-{ab, aa, baa}, which of the following strings are in L*?
1) abaabaaabaa
2) aaaabaaaa
3) baaaaabaaaab
4) baaaaabaa
(A) 1,2 and 3 (B) 2,3 and 4 (C) 1,2 and 4 (D) 1,3 and 4
Exp:- { } L ab, aa, baa =
Let S1 = ab , S2 = aa and S3 =baa
abaabaaabaa can be written as S1S2S3S1S2
aaaabaaaa can be written as S1S1S3S1
baaaaabaa can be written as S3S2S1S2

3. In the IPv4 addressing format, the number of networks allowed under Class C addresses is
(A) 2
14
(B) 2
7
(C) 2
21
(B) 2
24
Exp:- For class C address, size of network field is 24 bits. But first 3 bits are fixed as 110; hence
total number of networks possible is 2
21

4. Which of the following transport layer protocols is used to support electronic mail?
(A) SMTP (B) IP (C) TCP (D) UDP
Exp:- E-mail uses SMTP, application layer protocol which intern uses TCP transport layer protocol.

5. Consider a random variable X that takes values + 1 and -1 with probability 0.5 each. The
values of the cumulative distribution function F(x) at x = -1 and +1 are
(A) 0 and 0.5   (B) 0 and 1
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(C) 0.5 and 1   (D) 0.25 and 0.75
Exp:- The cumulative distribution function

( ) ( )
( ) ( ) ( )
( ) ( ) ( ) ( )
F x P X x
F 1 P X 1 P X 1 0.5
F 1 P X 1 P X 1 P X 1 0.5 0.5 1
= =
- = =- = =- =
+ = =+ = =- + =+ = + =

6. Register renaming is done is pipelined processors
(A) as an alternative to register allocation at compile time
(C) to handle certain kinds of hazards
(D) as part of address translation
Exp:- Register renaming is done to eliminate WAR/WAW hazards.

7. The amount of ROM needed to implement a 4 bit multiplier is
(A) 64 bits (B) 128 bits (C) 1 Kbits (D) 2 Kbits
Exp:- For a 4 bit multiplier there are
4 4 8
2 2 2 256 × = = combinations.
Output will contain 8 bits.
So the amount of ROM needed is
8
2 8 bits 2Kbits. × =

8. Let W(n) and A(n) denote respectively, the worst case and average case running time of an
algorithm executed on an input of size n. Which of the following is ALWAYS TRUE?
(A) ( ) ( ) ( )
A n W n =O  (B) ( ) ( ) ( )
A n W n =T
(C) ( ) ( ) ( )
A n O W n =  (D) ( ) ( ) ( )
A n o W n =
Exp:-  The average case time can be lesser than or even equal to the worst case. So A(n) would be
upper bounded by W(n)  and it will not be strict upper bound as it can even be same (e.g.
Bubble Sort and merge sort).
( ) ( ) ( )
A n O W n ? =

9. Let G be a simple undirected planar graph on 10 vertices with 15edges. If G is a connected
graph, then the number of bounded faces in any embedding of G on the plane is equal to
(A) 3 (B) 4 (C) 5 (D) 6
Exp:- We have the relation V-E+F=2, by this we will get the total number of faces,
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1. Which of the following problems are decidable?
1)  Does a given program ever produce an output?
2)  If L is context-free language, then, is L also context-free?
3)  If L is regular language, then, is L also regular?
4)  If L is recursive language, then, is L also recursive?
(A) 1,2,3,4 (B) 1,2 (C) 2,3,4 (D) 3,4

Exp:-  CFL’s are not closed under complementation. Regular and recursive languages are closed
under complementation.

2. Given the language L-{ab, aa, baa}, which of the following strings are in L*?
1) abaabaaabaa
2) aaaabaaaa
3) baaaaabaaaab
4) baaaaabaa
(A) 1,2 and 3 (B) 2,3 and 4 (C) 1,2 and 4 (D) 1,3 and 4
Exp:- { } L ab, aa, baa =
Let S1 = ab , S2 = aa and S3 =baa
abaabaaabaa can be written as S1S2S3S1S2
aaaabaaaa can be written as S1S1S3S1
baaaaabaa can be written as S3S2S1S2

3. In the IPv4 addressing format, the number of networks allowed under Class C addresses is
(A) 2
14
(B) 2
7
(C) 2
21
(B) 2
24
Exp:- For class C address, size of network field is 24 bits. But first 3 bits are fixed as 110; hence
total number of networks possible is 2
21

4. Which of the following transport layer protocols is used to support electronic mail?
(A) SMTP (B) IP (C) TCP (D) UDP
Exp:- E-mail uses SMTP, application layer protocol which intern uses TCP transport layer protocol.

5. Consider a random variable X that takes values + 1 and -1 with probability 0.5 each. The
values of the cumulative distribution function F(x) at x = -1 and +1 are
(A) 0 and 0.5   (B) 0 and 1
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(C) 0.5 and 1   (D) 0.25 and 0.75
Exp:- The cumulative distribution function

( ) ( )
( ) ( ) ( )
( ) ( ) ( ) ( )
F x P X x
F 1 P X 1 P X 1 0.5
F 1 P X 1 P X 1 P X 1 0.5 0.5 1
= =
- = =- = =- =
+ = =+ = =- + =+ = + =

6. Register renaming is done is pipelined processors
(A) as an alternative to register allocation at compile time
(C) to handle certain kinds of hazards
(D) as part of address translation
Exp:- Register renaming is done to eliminate WAR/WAW hazards.

7. The amount of ROM needed to implement a 4 bit multiplier is
(A) 64 bits (B) 128 bits (C) 1 Kbits (D) 2 Kbits
Exp:- For a 4 bit multiplier there are
4 4 8
2 2 2 256 × = = combinations.
Output will contain 8 bits.
So the amount of ROM needed is
8
2 8 bits 2Kbits. × =

8. Let W(n) and A(n) denote respectively, the worst case and average case running time of an
algorithm executed on an input of size n. Which of the following is ALWAYS TRUE?
(A) ( ) ( ) ( )
A n W n =O  (B) ( ) ( ) ( )
A n W n =T
(C) ( ) ( ) ( )
A n O W n =  (D) ( ) ( ) ( )
A n o W n =
Exp:-  The average case time can be lesser than or even equal to the worst case. So A(n) would be
upper bounded by W(n)  and it will not be strict upper bound as it can even be same (e.g.
Bubble Sort and merge sort).
( ) ( ) ( )
A n O W n ? =

9. Let G be a simple undirected planar graph on 10 vertices with 15edges. If G is a connected
graph, then the number of bounded faces in any embedding of G on the plane is equal to
(A) 3 (B) 4 (C) 5 (D) 6
Exp:- We have the relation V-E+F=2, by this we will get the total number of faces,
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F = 7. Out of 7 faces one is an unbounded face, so total 6 bounded faces.
10. The recurrence relation capturing the optimal execution time of the Towers of Hanoi problem
with n discs is
(A) ( ) ( ) T n 2T n 2 2 = - +  (B) ( ) ( ) T n 2T n 1 n = - +
(C) ( ) ( ) T n 2T n / 2 1 = +  (D) ( ) ( ) T n 2T n 1 1 = - +
Exp:- Let the three pegs be A,B and C, the goal is to move n pegs from A to C using peg B
The following sequence of steps are executed recursively
1.move n-1 discs from A to B. This leaves disc n alone on peg A --- T(n-1)
2.move disc n from A to C---------1
3.move n-1 discs from B to C so they sit on disc n----- T(n-1)
So, T(n) = 2T(n-1) +1

11. Which of the following statements are TRUE about an SQL query?
P :  An SQL query can contain a HAVING clause even if it does not have a
GROUP BY clause
Q :  An SQL query can contain a HAVING clause only if it has GROUP BY
clause
R :  All attributes used in the GROUP BY clause must appear in the SELECT
clause
S : Not all attributes used in the GROUP BY clause need to appear in the
SELECT clause
(A) P and R (B) P and S (C) Q and R (D) Q and S
Exp:-  If we use a HAVING clause without a GROUP BY clause, the HAVING condition applies to
all rows that satisfy the search condition. In other words, all rows that satisfy the search
condition make up a single group. So, option P is true and Q is  false.

S is also true as an example consider the following table and query.
Id Name
1 Ramesh
2 Ramesh
3 Rajesh
4 Suresh
Select count (*)
From student
Group by Name

Output will be

Count (*)
2
1
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Q. No. 1 – 25 Carry One Mark Each

1. Which of the following problems are decidable?
1)  Does a given program ever produce an output?
2)  If L is context-free language, then, is L also context-free?
3)  If L is regular language, then, is L also regular?
4)  If L is recursive language, then, is L also recursive?
(A) 1,2,3,4 (B) 1,2 (C) 2,3,4 (D) 3,4

Exp:-  CFL’s are not closed under complementation. Regular and recursive languages are closed
under complementation.

2. Given the language L-{ab, aa, baa}, which of the following strings are in L*?
1) abaabaaabaa
2) aaaabaaaa
3) baaaaabaaaab
4) baaaaabaa
(A) 1,2 and 3 (B) 2,3 and 4 (C) 1,2 and 4 (D) 1,3 and 4
Exp:- { } L ab, aa, baa =
Let S1 = ab , S2 = aa and S3 =baa
abaabaaabaa can be written as S1S2S3S1S2
aaaabaaaa can be written as S1S1S3S1
baaaaabaa can be written as S3S2S1S2

3. In the IPv4 addressing format, the number of networks allowed under Class C addresses is
(A) 2
14
(B) 2
7
(C) 2
21
(B) 2
24
Exp:- For class C address, size of network field is 24 bits. But first 3 bits are fixed as 110; hence
total number of networks possible is 2
21

4. Which of the following transport layer protocols is used to support electronic mail?
(A) SMTP (B) IP (C) TCP (D) UDP
Exp:- E-mail uses SMTP, application layer protocol which intern uses TCP transport layer protocol.

5. Consider a random variable X that takes values + 1 and -1 with probability 0.5 each. The
values of the cumulative distribution function F(x) at x = -1 and +1 are
(A) 0 and 0.5   (B) 0 and 1
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(C) 0.5 and 1   (D) 0.25 and 0.75
Exp:- The cumulative distribution function

( ) ( )
( ) ( ) ( )
( ) ( ) ( ) ( )
F x P X x
F 1 P X 1 P X 1 0.5
F 1 P X 1 P X 1 P X 1 0.5 0.5 1
= =
- = =- = =- =
+ = =+ = =- + =+ = + =

6. Register renaming is done is pipelined processors
(A) as an alternative to register allocation at compile time
(C) to handle certain kinds of hazards
(D) as part of address translation
Exp:- Register renaming is done to eliminate WAR/WAW hazards.

7. The amount of ROM needed to implement a 4 bit multiplier is
(A) 64 bits (B) 128 bits (C) 1 Kbits (D) 2 Kbits
Exp:- For a 4 bit multiplier there are
4 4 8
2 2 2 256 × = = combinations.
Output will contain 8 bits.
So the amount of ROM needed is
8
2 8 bits 2Kbits. × =

8. Let W(n) and A(n) denote respectively, the worst case and average case running time of an
algorithm executed on an input of size n. Which of the following is ALWAYS TRUE?
(A) ( ) ( ) ( )
A n W n =O  (B) ( ) ( ) ( )
A n W n =T
(C) ( ) ( ) ( )
A n O W n =  (D) ( ) ( ) ( )
A n o W n =
Exp:-  The average case time can be lesser than or even equal to the worst case. So A(n) would be
upper bounded by W(n)  and it will not be strict upper bound as it can even be same (e.g.
Bubble Sort and merge sort).
( ) ( ) ( )
A n O W n ? =

9. Let G be a simple undirected planar graph on 10 vertices with 15edges. If G is a connected
graph, then the number of bounded faces in any embedding of G on the plane is equal to
(A) 3 (B) 4 (C) 5 (D) 6
Exp:- We have the relation V-E+F=2, by this we will get the total number of faces,
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F = 7. Out of 7 faces one is an unbounded face, so total 6 bounded faces.
10. The recurrence relation capturing the optimal execution time of the Towers of Hanoi problem
with n discs is
(A) ( ) ( ) T n 2T n 2 2 = - +  (B) ( ) ( ) T n 2T n 1 n = - +
(C) ( ) ( ) T n 2T n / 2 1 = +  (D) ( ) ( ) T n 2T n 1 1 = - +
Exp:- Let the three pegs be A,B and C, the goal is to move n pegs from A to C using peg B
The following sequence of steps are executed recursively
1.move n-1 discs from A to B. This leaves disc n alone on peg A --- T(n-1)
2.move disc n from A to C---------1
3.move n-1 discs from B to C so they sit on disc n----- T(n-1)
So, T(n) = 2T(n-1) +1

11. Which of the following statements are TRUE about an SQL query?
P :  An SQL query can contain a HAVING clause even if it does not have a
GROUP BY clause
Q :  An SQL query can contain a HAVING clause only if it has GROUP BY
clause
R :  All attributes used in the GROUP BY clause must appear in the SELECT
clause
S : Not all attributes used in the GROUP BY clause need to appear in the
SELECT clause
(A) P and R (B) P and S (C) Q and R (D) Q and S
Exp:-  If we use a HAVING clause without a GROUP BY clause, the HAVING condition applies to
all rows that satisfy the search condition. In other words, all rows that satisfy the search
condition make up a single group. So, option P is true and Q is  false.

S is also true as an example consider the following table and query.
Id Name
1 Ramesh
2 Ramesh
3 Rajesh
4 Suresh
Select count (*)
From student
Group by Name

Output will be

Count (*)
2
1
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12. Given the basic ER and relational models, which of the following is INCORRECT?
(A)  An attribute of an entity can have more than one value
(B)  An attribute of an entity can be composite
(C)  In a row of a relational table, an attribute can have more than one value
(D)  In a row of a relational table, an attribute can have exactly one value or a NULL value
Exp:-  The term ‘entity’ belongs to ER model and the term ‘relational table’ belongs to relational
model.
Options A and B both are true since ER model supports both multivalued and composite
attributes.
As multivalued attributes are not allowed in relational databases, in a row of a relational
(table), an attribute cannot have more than one value.

13. What is the complement of the language accepted by the NFA show below?
Assume {a} and S= e is the empty string.

(A) Ø (B) { } e (C) a * (D) { } a,e
Exp:- Language accepted by NFA is a
+
, so complement of this language is {?}

14. What is the correct translation of the following statement into mathematical logic?
“Some real numbers are rational”
(A) ( ) ( ) ( )
x real x v rational x ? (B) ( ) ( ) ( )
x real x rational x ? ?
(C) ( ) ( ) ( )
x real x rational x ? ? (D) ( ) ( ) ( )
x rational x real x ? ?
Exp:- Option A:  There exists x which is either real or rational and can be both.
Option B: All real numbers are rational
Option C: There exists a real number which is rational.
Option D: There exists some number which is not rational or which is real.

15. Let A be the 2 x 2 matrix with elements a
11
= a
12
= a
21
= + 1 and a
22
=-1. Then the eigen values
of the matrix A
19
are
(A) 1024 and -1024   (B) 1024 2 and 1024 2 -
a e

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Q. No. 1 – 25 Carry One Mark Each

1. Which of the following problems are decidable?
1)  Does a given program ever produce an output?
2)  If L is context-free language, then, is L also context-free?
3)  If L is regular language, then, is L also regular?
4)  If L is recursive language, then, is L also recursive?
(A) 1,2,3,4 (B) 1,2 (C) 2,3,4 (D) 3,4

Exp:-  CFL’s are not closed under complementation. Regular and recursive languages are closed
under complementation.

2. Given the language L-{ab, aa, baa}, which of the following strings are in L*?
1) abaabaaabaa
2) aaaabaaaa
3) baaaaabaaaab
4) baaaaabaa
(A) 1,2 and 3 (B) 2,3 and 4 (C) 1,2 and 4 (D) 1,3 and 4
Exp:- { } L ab, aa, baa =
Let S1 = ab , S2 = aa and S3 =baa
abaabaaabaa can be written as S1S2S3S1S2
aaaabaaaa can be written as S1S1S3S1
baaaaabaa can be written as S3S2S1S2

3. In the IPv4 addressing format, the number of networks allowed under Class C addresses is
(A) 2
14
(B) 2
7
(C) 2
21
(B) 2
24
Exp:- For class C address, size of network field is 24 bits. But first 3 bits are fixed as 110; hence
total number of networks possible is 2
21

4. Which of the following transport layer protocols is used to support electronic mail?
(A) SMTP (B) IP (C) TCP (D) UDP
Exp:- E-mail uses SMTP, application layer protocol which intern uses TCP transport layer protocol.

5. Consider a random variable X that takes values + 1 and -1 with probability 0.5 each. The
values of the cumulative distribution function F(x) at x = -1 and +1 are
(A) 0 and 0.5   (B) 0 and 1
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(C) 0.5 and 1   (D) 0.25 and 0.75
Exp:- The cumulative distribution function

( ) ( )
( ) ( ) ( )
( ) ( ) ( ) ( )
F x P X x
F 1 P X 1 P X 1 0.5
F 1 P X 1 P X 1 P X 1 0.5 0.5 1
= =
- = =- = =- =
+ = =+ = =- + =+ = + =

6. Register renaming is done is pipelined processors
(A) as an alternative to register allocation at compile time
(C) to handle certain kinds of hazards
(D) as part of address translation
Exp:- Register renaming is done to eliminate WAR/WAW hazards.

7. The amount of ROM needed to implement a 4 bit multiplier is
(A) 64 bits (B) 128 bits (C) 1 Kbits (D) 2 Kbits
Exp:- For a 4 bit multiplier there are
4 4 8
2 2 2 256 × = = combinations.
Output will contain 8 bits.
So the amount of ROM needed is
8
2 8 bits 2Kbits. × =

8. Let W(n) and A(n) denote respectively, the worst case and average case running time of an
algorithm executed on an input of size n. Which of the following is ALWAYS TRUE?
(A) ( ) ( ) ( )
A n W n =O  (B) ( ) ( ) ( )
A n W n =T
(C) ( ) ( ) ( )
A n O W n =  (D) ( ) ( ) ( )
A n o W n =
Exp:-  The average case time can be lesser than or even equal to the worst case. So A(n) would be
upper bounded by W(n)  and it will not be strict upper bound as it can even be same (e.g.
Bubble Sort and merge sort).
( ) ( ) ( )
A n O W n ? =

9. Let G be a simple undirected planar graph on 10 vertices with 15edges. If G is a connected
graph, then the number of bounded faces in any embedding of G on the plane is equal to
(A) 3 (B) 4 (C) 5 (D) 6
Exp:- We have the relation V-E+F=2, by this we will get the total number of faces,
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F = 7. Out of 7 faces one is an unbounded face, so total 6 bounded faces.
10. The recurrence relation capturing the optimal execution time of the Towers of Hanoi problem
with n discs is
(A) ( ) ( ) T n 2T n 2 2 = - +  (B) ( ) ( ) T n 2T n 1 n = - +
(C) ( ) ( ) T n 2T n / 2 1 = +  (D) ( ) ( ) T n 2T n 1 1 = - +
Exp:- Let the three pegs be A,B and C, the goal is to move n pegs from A to C using peg B
The following sequence of steps are executed recursively
1.move n-1 discs from A to B. This leaves disc n alone on peg A --- T(n-1)
2.move disc n from A to C---------1
3.move n-1 discs from B to C so they sit on disc n----- T(n-1)
So, T(n) = 2T(n-1) +1

11. Which of the following statements are TRUE about an SQL query?
P :  An SQL query can contain a HAVING clause even if it does not have a
GROUP BY clause
Q :  An SQL query can contain a HAVING clause only if it has GROUP BY
clause
R :  All attributes used in the GROUP BY clause must appear in the SELECT
clause
S : Not all attributes used in the GROUP BY clause need to appear in the
SELECT clause
(A) P and R (B) P and S (C) Q and R (D) Q and S
Exp:-  If we use a HAVING clause without a GROUP BY clause, the HAVING condition applies to
all rows that satisfy the search condition. In other words, all rows that satisfy the search
condition make up a single group. So, option P is true and Q is  false.

S is also true as an example consider the following table and query.
Id Name
1 Ramesh
2 Ramesh
3 Rajesh
4 Suresh
Select count (*)
From student
Group by Name

Output will be

Count (*)
2
1
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12. Given the basic ER and relational models, which of the following is INCORRECT?
(A)  An attribute of an entity can have more than one value
(B)  An attribute of an entity can be composite
(C)  In a row of a relational table, an attribute can have more than one value
(D)  In a row of a relational table, an attribute can have exactly one value or a NULL value
Exp:-  The term ‘entity’ belongs to ER model and the term ‘relational table’ belongs to relational
model.
Options A and B both are true since ER model supports both multivalued and composite
attributes.
As multivalued attributes are not allowed in relational databases, in a row of a relational
(table), an attribute cannot have more than one value.

13. What is the complement of the language accepted by the NFA show below?
Assume {a} and S= e is the empty string.

(A) Ø (B) { } e (C) a * (D) { } a,e
Exp:- Language accepted by NFA is a
+
, so complement of this language is {?}

14. What is the correct translation of the following statement into mathematical logic?
“Some real numbers are rational”
(A) ( ) ( ) ( )
x real x v rational x ? (B) ( ) ( ) ( )
x real x rational x ? ?
(C) ( ) ( ) ( )
x real x rational x ? ? (D) ( ) ( ) ( )
x rational x real x ? ?
Exp:- Option A:  There exists x which is either real or rational and can be both.
Option B: All real numbers are rational
Option C: There exists a real number which is rational.
Option D: There exists some number which is not rational or which is real.

15. Let A be the 2 x 2 matrix with elements a
11
= a
12
= a
21
= + 1 and a
22
=-1. Then the eigen values
of the matrix A
19
are
(A) 1024 and -1024   (B) 1024 2 and 1024 2 -
a e

e

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(C) 4 2 and 4 2 -   (D) 512 2 and 512 2 -
Exp:- Characteristic equation of A is |A I | 0 where is the eigen value -? = ?

2 2
1 1
0 2 0 2
1 1
-?
= ?? - = ?? =±
- -?

Every matrix satisfies its characteristic equation
Therefore
2 2
A 2I 0 A 2I - = ? =

( ) ( )
9
9
19 18 2
19
A A A A A 2I A 512 A
Hence eigen values of A are 512 2
= × = × = × = ×
±

16. The protocol data unit (PDU) for the application layer in the Internet stack is
(A) Segment (B) Datagram (C) Message (D) Frame
Exp:- The PDU for Datalink layer, Network layer , Transport layer and Application layer are frame,
datagram, segment and message respectively.

17. Consider the function f(x) = sin(x) in the interval [ ] x / 4,7 / 4 ? p p . The number and location
(s) of the local minima of this function are
(A) One, at / 2 p   (B) One, at 3 / 2 p
(C) Two, at / 2 p and 3 / 2 p (D) Two, at / 4and3 / 2 p p
Exp:- Sin x has a maximum value of 1 at ,
2
p
and a minimum value of –1 at
3
2
p
and at all angles
conterminal with them.
The graph of ( ) f x sin x is =

7
In the int erval ,
4 4
p p ? ?
?
? ?
? ?
, it has one local minimum at
3
x
2
p
=
18. A process executes the code
fork ();
fork ();
fork ();
The total number of child processes created is
(A) 3 (B) 4 (C) 7 (D) 8
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