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Given the following code, which statements concerning the objects referenced through the member variables i, j and k are true, given that any thread may call the methods a, b and c at any time?
class Counter {
int v = 0;
synchronized void inc() { v++; }
synchronized void dec() { v--; }
}
public class Q7ed5 {
Counter i;
Counter j;
Counter k;
public synchronized void a() {
i.inc();
System.out.println("a");
i.dec();
}
public synchronized void b() {
i.inc(); j.inc(); k.inc();
System.out.println("b");
i.dec(); j.dec(); k.dec();
}
public void c() {
k.inc();
System.out.println("c");
k.dec();
}
}
Select all valid answers
1. i.v is guaranteed always to be or 1.
2. j.v is guaranteed always to be or 1.
3. k.v is guaranteed always to be or 1.
4. j.v will always be greater than or equal to k.v at any given time.
5. k.v will always be greater than or equal to j.v at any given time.
 
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Actually none of the answers are right. I started writing my explanation, but soon found out this exact topic has been discussed here before -
http://www.javaranch.com/ubb/Forum24/HTML/000446.html
Ajith
 
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