I'm having a problem understanding this question regarding circuit-switched networks. I get the main concept that the connections are reserved for each link, but these two questions are confusing me. I was asked to find two things:
- The maximum number of simultaneous connections that can be in progress at any one time.
- The maximum number of simultaneous connections that can be in progress at any one time if all the connections are between the switch in the upper-left-hand corner and the switch in the lower-right-had corner.
I'm not sure about the first question (my guess is 4 connections), but I'm pretty positive that the answer for the second question is 4 connections. I'm not asking for an answer. I'm just trying to understand the difference between the two questions. Thanks for the help.
Solution for question 2: