You always hear about Megabytes (MB) and Gigabytes (GB). But one may wonder how many megabytes are in a gigabyte. This post clears that confusion.
The word “byte” is simply a unit of computer information that is equal to eight-digit. Therefore, megabytes of data is a unit of computer information equal to 1,048,576 bytes.
On the other hand, a gigabyte is a unit of computer information equal to 1,073,741,824 bytes.
How many megabytes make 1 gigabyte?
1024 megabytes make 1 gigabyte. Or approximately 1000MB = 1GB.
If you purchase 2GB of data: You have exactly 2*1024MB = 2048MB
What if it’s 10GB of data? You’ve succeeded to have 10*1024MB =10240MB worth of data.
Is it 64GB worth of data you purchased? Then you have in your account 64*1024MB = 65,536MB worth of data.
Do you now understand the whole point? It’s as simple as multiplying the number of Gigabytes with the conversion factor 1024 to arrive at the megabyte value.
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