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

 Answer by John Submitted on 10/16/2003 Rating: Rate this answer: N/A Worst Weak OK Good Great 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: N/A Worst Weak OK Good Great 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: N/A Worst Weak OK Good Great Ahh yes..... good catch Bink, how many bits are in a megabyte?

 Answer by gayatri Submitted on 2/18/2004 Rating: Rate this answer: N/A Worst Weak OK Good Great 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: N/A Worst Weak OK Good Great 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: N/A Worst Weak OK Good Great 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: N/A Worst Weak OK Good Great 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: N/A Worst Weak OK Good Great 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: N/A Worst Weak OK Good Great 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: N/A Worst Weak OK Good Great Everything is wrong TERM ABBR APPROXIMATE ACTUAL Byte 1 byte                 1 byte Kilobyte k or kb 1,000 bytes 1,024 bytes Megabyte 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: N/A Worst Weak OK Good Great 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: N/A Worst Weak OK Good Great 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: N/A Worst Weak OK Good Great 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 Izzie404 Submitted on 6/23/2006 Rating: Not yet rated Rate this answer: N/A Worst Weak OK Good Great 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: N/A Worst Weak OK Good Great 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: N/A Worst Weak OK Good Great 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: N/A Worst Weak OK Good Great ...yall r smart

 Answer by truth Submitted on 12/13/2006 Rating: Not yet rated Rate this answer: N/A Worst Weak OK Good Great who cares you all are nerds

 Answer by Martin Submitted on 12/28/2006 Rating: Not yet rated Rate this answer: N/A Worst Weak OK Good Great 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: N/A Worst Weak OK Good Great you are all stupid fags, ask a teacher or somethin and get on wit it, you all have no lifes

 Answer by M RUMMAN ANWAR KHAN Submitted on 2/21/2007 Rating: Not yet rated Rate this answer: N/A Worst Weak OK Good Great 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: N/A Worst Weak OK Good Great wow u are all dumb shut up

 Answer by Marky Submitted on 3/15/2007 Rating: Not yet rated Rate this answer: N/A Worst Weak OK Good Great To understand this clearly, we have to take care of our naming convention. First, 1 bit can have a value of 0 or 1. 1 byte = 8 bits. There is usually no question with the above. Now, 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: N/A Worst Weak OK Good Great Im gay

 Answer by oh yea... Submitted on 7/3/2007 Rating: Not yet rated Rate this answer: N/A Worst Weak OK Good Great 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: N/A Worst Weak OK Good Great hai how r u????????

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