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A. Garbage collection cannot be forced.
B. Call System.gc()
C. Call System.gc(), passing in a reference to the object to be garbage-collected
D. Call Runtime.gc().
E. Set all references to the object to new values(null , for example).
Answer:A is correct. Garbage collection cannot be forced. Calling System.gc() or Runtime.gc() is not 100 percent reliable, since the garbage-collection thread might defer to a thread of higher priority; thus B and D are incorrect. C is incorrect because the two gc() methods do not take arguments; in fact, if you still have a reference to pass into the method, the object is not yer eligible to be collected. E will make the object eligible for collection the next time the garbage collector runs.
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