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# How many characters are there in a encyclopedia how long would it take to transmit the text over a t-1 line at 1.544 mbps and fiber optic line at 2.488 gbps?

Updated: 9/20/2023

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11y ago

I don't know how many characters there are in a set of encyclopedias, so let's

make one up:

Let's say the set of books has 10,000 pages (average of about 385 pages for each

letter of the alphabet), and each page has an average of 2,000 characters printed

on it.

We won't worry about pictures, weird fonts, or symbols right now. Just 10,000 pages,

with 2,000 characters on each page. That's 20 million characters all together.

-- It takes 8 bits to transmit one ASCII character.

-- So we'll need to transmit 160 million bits.

-- At 1.544 Mbps, 160 million bits takes 103.63 seconds = 1minute 43.6seconds.

-- At 2.488 Gbps, 160 million bits takes 0.0643 of one second.

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