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I needed to figure out how many requests could be made with 1000 GB of traffic if each request took 1MB on average. I quickly did the math on paper, and then as a second thought plugged it into Google. To my surprise, Google's answer is different than mine.

My way:

`1,000 gigabytes = 1000*1024*1024*1024 bytes`

Divide by `1 megabyte = 1024*1024 bytes`

to get:

`(1000*1024*1024*1024)/(1024*1024) = 1,024,000`

The Google Way:

`1000 gigabytes / 1 megabyte`

Output: `1,000,000`

Am I wrong, or is Google wrong?

`mebibytes`

and`kibibytes`

? I need to go rethink my life now. :P – Nate Jul 29 '14 at 18:47