MB files .. which is bigger?

Discussion in 'Desktop Computers' started by ComputerSeeker, Jul 5, 2006.

  1. ComputerSeeker

    ComputerSeeker New Member

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    Which file is bigger ..
    5.52MB Or 1.5 MB

    And what's a bigger file .. a KB or a MB ?

    I don't know what the differnce is .
     
  2. Verve

    Verve New Member

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    1 MB = 1000 KB

    The 5.52 MB file is larger
     
  3. Geoff

    Geoff VIP Member

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    1MB = 1,024KB

    A 5.52MB file is larger than a 5.52KB file.
    A 5.52GB file is larger than a 5.52MB file.

    Hope that helps you understand.
     
  4. ComputerSeeker

    ComputerSeeker New Member

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    Thanks !

    so if it's 3.49 kb what is it in MB ?
    Is it a small file?
     
  5. Geoff

    Geoff VIP Member

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    A 3.49KB file is the same as 0.0034MB.

    And yes, this is very very small.
     
  6. holyjunk

    holyjunk New Member

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    That is a very small file.
     
  7. m0nk3ys1ms

    m0nk3ys1ms New Member

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    3.49Kb is a very small file.
     
  8. ComputerSeeker

    ComputerSeeker New Member

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    in MB .. what is the scale of small to big file

    and in KB what is the scale of small to big file

    THIS HAS BEEN SOO HELPFULL!
     
  9. Geoff

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    It depends what it is.

    If it's a document, most files will be around 5KB-50KB, but it depends how much text and/or other things that are in the document.

    It's extremely hard to give you a scale, since it depends on the files.
     
  10. Verve

    Verve New Member

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    Brain fart, I knew that.
     
  11. csi1189

    csi1189 New Member

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    I once read somewhere why it's 1024 and not 1000. apparently is has to do with this:

    The Decimal System is a base 10 number system that uses ten digits (0,1,2,3,4,5,6,7,8,9).
    1000 is attained as follows:
    1 x10 = 10 x 10 = 100 x 10 = 1000 (kilo)

    The Binary System is a base 2 number system that uses only two (bi) numbers or digits (0 and 1) to represent all values.
    The unit closest to 1000 is attained as follows:
    1 byte x 2 = 2
    x 2 = 4
    x 2 = 8
    x 2 = 16
    x 2 = 32
    x 2 = 64
    x 2 = 128
    x 2 = 256
    x 2 = 512
    x 2 = 1,024 bytes (1 kilobyte), or expressed as 2^10.

    Hope this helps clear the confusion.
     
  12. Verve

    Verve New Member

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    No, it wasn't confusion (at least on my part, I just forgot). I wasn't paying attention so... I mess up.
     

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