Friday, August 27, 2010

Byte Me

1.44 MB floppy disks can store 1,474,560 bytes...Image via Wikipedia
In a computer, there are 5 gigabytes, each gigabyte contains 1024 megabytes, as well, each megabyte has 1024 kilobytes. Of course, each kilobyte had 1024 bytes.

How many total bytes are there?


  1. 2 guesses...
    1) 5 bytes? (the letters "bytes" appears in the whole riddle 5 times total including the question...)

    or the more lame guess
    2) 5 need to do that math, but if you did, it'd still equal 5 gigabytes...

  2. 5 GB or 5 Gigabytes

  3. I think they are right about the computer 5 GB although the manufacturer probably rounded up so it's probably a little less than that, and that floppy probably has about 2 MB (1.44 MB formatted) there :P

  4. 5 Gigabytes is equal to 5,120 Megabytes, which is equal to 5,242,880 Kilobytes, which is equal to 5,368,709,120 Bytes.

    You just multiply by 1024 each time.


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