# Minimum frame size in ethernet

Suppose the round trip propagation delay for a 10 Mbps Ethernet having 48-bit jamming signal is 46.4 μs. The minimum frame size is:

a) 94

b) 416

c) 464

d) 512

My approach:- I have read in the book that minimum frame transmission time is atleast twice the round trip time.So by that logic i can say that the answer will be 464.As soon as the first bit of jamming signal reaches the sender,it know about the collision. But I need to know whether time to transmit jamming signal over the link should also be included in this case?I mean whether the first bit of the jamming signal is sufficient to for the sender to detect the collision or the complete jamming signal needs to be received at sender side,which will make the answer as 512.

I dont have the answer as this question was in some exam in 2005 and there was no answers available to this.

Tt >= 2*Tp