When you ask yourself: How many mb in a gb?
Here is a little series of posts which cover the most Googled questions on the internet. Most of these questions I will not be able to answer here, although I can offer a response if I happen to have one. The main idea of this series is to have a bit of fun discussing why people ask these questions so often.
Funny that I should come across this question, as my daughter asked me this only last week. It surprised me coming from her, and I must admit that I was just as astounded to find it frequently searched on Google. It’s possible that these searches are made by kids who don’t yet fully understand the subject but are interested as they are growing up in the digital age, but for anyone else, seriously?
Kilo, méga, giga? Do these mean nothing to you? What are we even taught in school? This is the international system of measurement. Here is a small excerpt from Wikipedia on the etymology of the prefixes used:
- tera- : from the Greek τέρας, teras, « monster »
- giga- : from the Greek γίγας, gigas, « giant »
- ega- : from the Greek μέγας, megas, « large »
- kilo- : from the Greek χίλιοι, chilioi, « thousand »
- hecto- : from the Greek ἑκατόν, hekaton, « hundred »
- déca- : from the Greek δέκα, deka, « ten »
- déci- : from the Latin decimus, « tenth »
- centi- : from the Latin centum, « hundred»
- milli- : from the Latin mille, « thousand »
So now that you have read this post you know that a thousand megas make a giga, a million megas make a tera etc.
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Translation by Heidi Dewhirst: https://www.linkedin.com/in/heidi-virginia-dewhirst-142983a4/
Last Updated on November 8, 2021 by Coach Danny