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Because computers are binary - meaning they represent all numbers using only two digits - the closest they can get to expressing 1000 in a nice rounded number is 1024 which is 2 raised to the 10th power (2^10). Written in binary, this number is 10000000000. Of course computers can represent the base 10 number 1000 but it's not as nice and neat. In binary, the base 10 number 1000 is written 1111101000.

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How many MB are in a GB on a PC?

It varies on the units, depending on whether or not you're talking about SI. Its more commonly recognized that there are 1000 MB in every GB, but your computer should tell you that there are 1024 MB in a GB, because computer memory rises in increments of x^2 (Powers of 2) Ie. 2, 4, 8, 16, 32, 64, 128, 256, 521, 1024. The quick answer? Either 1000, or 1024 ^^

What holds 1000 kilobytes in the computer memeory storage?

2 nibbles = 1 byte 1024 bytes = 1 kilobyte 1024 kilobytes = 1 megabyte 1024 megabytes = 1 gigabyte 1024 gigabytes = 1 terabyte.

What is the percent change from 1000 and 1024?

1024-1000/1000 * 100 = 24/1000 * 100 = 24/10 = 2.4%

Is equal to exactly 1024 bytes but often is rounded down to 1000 bytes by computer users?

A kilobyte

How many gigabytes are equal to a terabyte?

1024 Gb

How many GB is 250000 MB?

The standard multiple is 1024 (but much of the world is starting to migrate to 1000). Anywho, the most accurate answer is: 250,000MB / 1024 = 244.14GB

How many kilobytes are in a megabyte?

Roughly, there are about 1000 kilobytes (KB) in a megabyte (MB).More specifically, there are three possible definitions of the megabyte:1000×1000 bytes (SI international standard, used in disk drives, networking, etc.)1024×1024 bytes (common in memory manufacturer specs and some old floppy disks)1024×1000 bytes (the "1.44MB" floppy, which IBM introduced with their first personal computer, and some other uses)So the actual number may be either 1000, 1024, or 1049 kilobytes in a megabyte, depending on the definitions you use for each.The difference is due to the use of binary addressing in memories (1024 = 210).

A computer monitor has a resolution of 1300 by 1000 pixels if each pixel uses 1024 colours how many bits are needed to send complete contents of screen?

1300 x 1024 = 13312ooooo

How many MB equals Gig?

2 gigabytes = 2,048 megabytes. Usually Kilobytes refer to 1024 bytes and not 1000 bytes as usually done in math especially for kilometers where 1 kilometer corresponds to 1000 m. In computer storage section 1 MB = 1024 KB AND SO 1GB = 1024 MB.

Why 1024 bytes rounded to 1000 bytes?

1024 bytes is binary counting while 1000 bites is decimal counting.

Why 1024 kb is showed 1000 kb?

1000 kb is rounded down because in all technicality 1024 kb is really a megabyte, not 1000 kb.