[ Home  |  FAQ-Related Q&As  |  General Q&As  |  Answered Questions ]

    Search the Q&A Archives

...conversion between kilobytes and megabytes??

<< Back to general questions

Question by Anna
Submitted on 9/28/2003
Related FAQ: N/A
Rating: Rate this question: Vote
what is the conversion between kilobytes and megabytes??

Answer by John
Submitted on 10/16/2003
Rating:  Rate this answer: Vote
dear god.... have you ever taken a math or science class before?! simple explanation is:

kilo-___ = 1,000 of something
mega-___ = 1,000,000 of something
giga-___ = 1,000,000,000 of something

and on and on. it can keep going up (tera-, etc), and also very small (pico- and nano-). so the simple version is that 1MB = 1000KB, and 1KB = 1/1000th of a MB


Answer by Bink
Submitted on 11/18/2003
Rating:  Rate this answer: Vote
Funny thing about this is that the answer given above is wrong.

There are 1024 bytes in a Kilobyte and 1024 Kilobytes in a Megabyte.


Answer by Teaser
Submitted on 1/26/2004
Rating:  Rate this answer: Vote
Ahh yes..... good catch Bink, how many bits are in a megabyte?


Answer by gayatri
Submitted on 2/18/2004
Rating:  Rate this answer: Vote
There are 8388608 bits in a mega byte.

1 byte=8 bits,1 KB=1024*8=8192 bits

1MB=1024 KB,so  1024*8192=8388608 bits


Answer by Code Matrix
Submitted on 4/10/2004
Rating:  Rate this answer: Vote
Acually BOTH John and Bink are correct john used the Decimal conversion and Bink used the Binary conversion ,,,, lol ,,, read on ,,,,

The Decimal Conversion Table:
There are 1000 bytes per kilobyte (KB).
There are 1000 kilobytes per megabyte (MB) or 1,000,000 bytes.
There are 1000 megabytes per gigabyte (GB) or 1,000,000,000 bytes per gigabyte.

The Binary Conversion Table:
There are 1024 bytes per kilobyte.
There are 1024 kilobytes per megabyte or   1,048,576 bytes.
There are 1024 megabytes per gigabyte or 1,073,741,824 bytes per gigabyte.


Answer by zrazyrjv
Submitted on 5/4/2004
Rating:  Rate this answer: Vote
1 bit (b)
1 byte (B) = 8 bits
1 Kilobyte       (K / KB)   = 2^10   bytes = 1,024 bytes
1 Megabyte       (M / MB)   = 2^20   bytes = 1,048,576 bytes
1 Gigabyte       (G / GB)   = 2^30   bytes = 1,073,741,824 bytes
1 Terabyte       (T / TB)   = 2^40   bytes = 1,099,511,627,776 bytes
1 Petabyte       (P / PB)   = 2^50   bytes = 1,125,899,906,842,624 bytes
1 Exabyte        (E / EB)   = 2^60   bytes = 1,152,921,504,606,846,976 bytes
1 Zettabyte      (Z / ZB)   = 2^70   bytes = 1,180,591,620,717,411,303,424 bytes
1 Yottabyte      (Y / YB)   = 2^80   bytes = 1,208,925,819,614,629,174,706,176 bytes
1 Nonabyte       (N / NB)   = 2^90   bytes = 1,237,940,039,285,380,274,899,124,224 bytes

from internet www.nonabytes.org


Answer by Bob The Builder
Submitted on 5/14/2004
Rating:  Rate this answer: Vote
Who cares nyway? its aload of old pants wi big 5 tier wedding cakes in them


Answer by Sir John Hamsburger of  Washington bureau of investigations
Submitted on 6/12/2004
Rating:  Rate this answer: Vote
I would like to start by saying everything said within these posts are wrong. The true conversion is 1mb=2,256kb.


Answer by SV
Submitted on 6/26/2004
Rating:  Rate this answer: Vote
Everything is wrong 1256gb is equal to 24mb. This is the new conversion which is approved by TRAI and the Triple I consortium.


Answer by miniwarrior@cox.net
Submitted on 7/20/2004
Rating:  Rate this answer: Vote
Everything is wrong
1 byte                
1 byte

Kilobyte k or kb
1,000 bytes
1,024 bytes

m or mb
1,000,000 bytes
1,048,576 bytes

Gigabyte g or gb
1,000,000,000 bytes
1,073,741,824 bytes


Answer by Nikki
Submitted on 8/4/2004
Rating: Not yet rated Rate this answer: Vote
now im completly confused for my school work, thanks a lot guys


Answer by Paul Harvey
Submitted on 5/10/2005
Rating: Not yet rated Rate this answer: Vote
Dear God.... Apparently the arrogant “John” has never taken a computer class before.


Answer by chubacca
Submitted on 2/21/2006
Rating: Not yet rated Rate this answer: Vote
You all got nothing you stupid people. 1 mega byte is far to small a number to be concerned with. I have at least a nonabyte of ram on my computer and don't care about anything less than a terrabyte


Answer by Bala
Submitted on 5/14/2006
Rating: Not yet rated Rate this answer: Vote
Please check the following link


Answer by Izzie404
Submitted on 6/23/2006
Rating: Not yet rated Rate this answer: Vote
When you are saying {Kilo-, Mega-, Giga-, etc.} -Byte, you HAVE to use the Capital B to represent the Bytes, a lower case b means bits.


Answer by rfkhan
Submitted on 7/15/2006
Rating: Not yet rated Rate this answer: Vote
1024 byte = 1 Kilobyte
1024 Kilobyte = 1 Megabyte
1024 Megabyte = 1 Gigabyte

CHECK this website   http://www.t1shopper.com/tools/calculate/
for online calculation


Answer by Sir Ian The Great
Submitted on 9/11/2006
Rating: Not yet rated Rate this answer: Vote
Great all of you, good job.  How do i check how much Mega of Ram i have on my computer?


Answer by biscuit
Submitted on 10/3/2006
Rating: Not yet rated Rate this answer: Vote
...yall r smart


Answer by truth
Submitted on 12/13/2006
Rating: Not yet rated Rate this answer: Vote
who cares you all are nerds


Answer by Martin
Submitted on 12/28/2006
Rating: Not yet rated Rate this answer: Vote
u guys are all fags and have to much time to be thinking about things like this. NERDS!


Answer by dude man
Submitted on 2/19/2007
Rating: Not yet rated Rate this answer: Vote
you are all stupid fags, ask a teacher or somethin and get on wit it, you all have no lifes


Submitted on 2/21/2007
Rating: Not yet rated Rate this answer: Vote
11111111=8 bits OR 00000000=8 bits of binary base2
8 bits=1byte
1024 bytes=1KB
1024 KB=1MB
1024 MB=1GB and so on
conversion from 1kb to bits=1024*8=8192;
conversion from 1MB to bits=1024*1024*8=8388608;


Answer by wow
Submitted on 3/11/2007
Rating: Not yet rated Rate this answer: Vote
wow u are all dumb shut up


Answer by Marky
Submitted on 3/15/2007
Rating: Not yet rated Rate this answer: Vote
To understand this clearly, we have to take care of our naming convention.

1 bit can have a value of 0 or 1.
1 byte = 8 bits.
There is usually no question with the above.

1 kilobit(kb) = 1000 bits
1 kilobyte(kB) = 1024 bytes = 8192 bits

Moving on,
1 megabit(Mb) = 1000 kilobits(kb) = 1,000,000 bits
1 megabyte(MB) = 1024 kilobytes(kB) = 1,048,576 bytes = 8,388,608 bits

Voila! Enjoy.


Answer by John Smith
Submitted on 5/9/2007
Rating: Not yet rated Rate this answer: Vote
Im gay


Answer by oh yea...
Submitted on 7/3/2007
Rating: Not yet rated Rate this answer: Vote
wow...i can see there are not too many engineers around.  just start with labeling things properly.

bit (b) as in kbps or kilobits per second
byte (B) = 8 bits
kilobyte (kB) = 1024 bytes
megabyte (MB) = 1024 kB = 1024^2 bytes
gigabyte (GB) = 1024 MB = 1024^3 bytes

and so forth.

For all intents and purposes, the decimal method is commonly used for ease.  This is when 1 GB is expressed as 1000 MB or 1000^2 kB.  This is why when you buy an 80 GB hard drive, it might only read as 74.5 GB.  For all standards such as programming, the decimal method is never used.

So 1024 bytes per kilobytes?  This answer is very simple.  Computers are not based on the decimal system (numbers 0-9).  They are based on the binary system (0 and 1).  Basically, data on computers takes up space in groups of 2 (hence the BInary), which is why a byte = 8 bits (8 = 2^3) and a kB = 1024 B (1024 = 2^10).  Hope this helps


Answer by vipin
Submitted on 7/5/2007
Rating: Not yet rated Rate this answer: Vote
hai how r u????????


Your answer will be published for anyone to see and rate.  Your answer will not be displayed immediately.  If you'd like to get expert points and benefit from positive ratings, please create a new account or login into an existing account below.

Your name or nickname:
If you'd like to create a new account or access your existing account, put in your password here:
Your answer:

FAQS.ORG reserves the right to edit your answer as to improve its clarity.  By submitting your answer you authorize FAQS.ORG to publish your answer on the WWW without any restrictions. You agree to hold harmless and indemnify FAQS.ORG against any claims, costs, or damages resulting from publishing your answer.


FAQS.ORG makes no guarantees as to the accuracy of the posts. Each post is the personal opinion of the poster. These posts are not intended to substitute for medical, tax, legal, investment, accounting, or other professional advice. FAQS.ORG does not endorse any opinion or any product or service mentioned mentioned in these posts.


<< Back to general questions

[ Home  |  FAQ-Related Q&As  |  General Q&As  |  Answered Questions ]

© 2008 FAQS.ORG. All rights reserved.