Good Morning Mates,
I am wondering about this question, can you help me, please?
Which subnet mask would be used if exactly 5 host bits are available?
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Good morning Aurora,
Honestly, I am not sure about the right answer, but I can guarantee that A & C are wrong, as The mask of 255.255.255.240 has 4 host bits and 255.255.255.248 represents 3 host bits.
Correct answer is B, However, the subnet mask of the 255.255.255.224 is used when the 5 hosts bits are available because 255.255.255.0 has 8 host bits while 255.255.255 .240 has 4 bits and 255.255.255.128 has 7 host bits.
I hope this helps!
Have a good day!
Honestly, I am confused about A and C. But answer B is more convincing. I’ll go with B.
After rethinking, I believe B seems to be the most accurate one as it is the only one which makes sense.
Definitely, the right answer is B, the first subnet mask (option A) is used if exactly 4 host bits are available not 5.