Justify/Contradict: Lossy compression is not suitable for compressing executable files.
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(i) Executable files are in machine language. Any changes in executable file will become unusable for machines.

(ii) In lossy compression techniques reconstructed image contains loss of information which in turn produces distortion in the image. It is not reversible process.

(iii) Therefore, executable file cannot be coded with lossy compression methods. They have to be compressed using lossless compression techniques.

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