download speed puzzle

By newtopc
Apr 13, 2006
  1. Ello all,
    I have a question for you all, My sis has ask me this question its for a open university and it has me baffled so any help would be much appreciated so here is the question

    it takes 1min to d/l 5mb of data file what bit rate would that be ???







    so plp get your thinking caps on and help me out
  2. Spike

    Spike TS Evangelist Posts: 2,168

    megabytes, as in 1024 KB?
  3. pervypixie

    pervypixie TS Rookie

    Hi Spike,

    I'm newtopc's sister and yes that is megabytes. I'm stumped and feel rather silly for not knowing the answer!

  4. Spike

    Spike TS Evangelist Posts: 2,168

    I make that to be 699.051 kiloBits/second

    Which I guess is 700 :)

    5mb * 1024 * 1024= 5242880 bytes
    5242880 * 8 = 41943040 bits

    41943040 / 60 = bits per second = 699050 and a third bits/s

    699050 and a third / 1000 = 699.05066 kbits/s

    Is that answer any good to you? :)
  5. pervypixie

    pervypixie TS Rookie

    Thanks ^__^ 700 is what m' bro was thinking too.

    Cheers for helping out so quickly!

  6. Spike

    Spike TS Evangelist Posts: 2,168

    You're most welcome, and welcome to Techspot. :wave:

    Feel free to stick around, learn, and help out. That's what we're all here for :D
  7. newtopc

    newtopc TS Rookie Topic Starter

    Ello Spike,
    Just wanted to say thank you for helping out, as you see i have told my sis about this site and will be telling all my mates about this site to.

    Sorry for postin this in the worng part :) like my name newtopc hehehehe
  8. Spike

    Spike TS Evangelist Posts: 2,168

    Always good to hear, and no need to apologise :)
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