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1.4 Consider a dynamic partition scheme where the size of the main memory is 750K. Out of
this, 50K is occupied by the OS. Initially, the job queue has eight processes waiting; the
memory requirements are P1-200K, P2-350K, P3-150K, P4-100K, P5-215K, P6-300K, P7-
375K and P8-225K in this order.
a. What type of fragmentation occurs here?
(2 Marks)
b. If the processes are served on a first come first serve basis, compute the total
wasted space in each stage where jobs in the queue wait for another job to be
completed. (Assume that the processes leave in the same sequence that they arrive
(28 Marks)

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