47. Mutual exclusion can be provided by the __

a) mutex locks
b) binary semaphores
c) both mutex locks and binary semaphores
d) none of the mentioned

Answer: c
Explanation: Mutual exclusion can be provided by both mutex locks and binary semaphore. Mutex is a short form of Mutual Exclusion. Binary semaphore also provides a mechanism for mutual exclusion. Binary semaphore behaves similar to mutex locks.

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