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MB to Kibit - Conversion Formula and Steps

Megabyte and Kibibit are units of digital information used to measure storage capacity and data transfer rate. Megabyte is a decimal standard unit where as Kibibit is binary. One Megabyte is equal to 1000^2 bytes. One Kibibit is equal to 1024 bits. There are 0.000128 Megabytes in one Kibibit. - view the difference between both units

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Source Data UnitTarget Data Unit
Megabyte (MB)
Equal to 1000^2 bytes
(Decimal Unit)
Kibibit (Kibit)
Equal to 1024 bits
(Binary Unit)

The formula of converting the Megabyte to Kibibit is represented as follows :

Kibit = MB x (8x10002) / 1024

Note : Here we are converting the units between different standards. The source unit Megabyte is Decimal where as the target unit Kibibit is Binary. In such scenario, first we need to convert the source unit to the basic unit - Byte - multiply with 8x1000^2, and then convert to target unit by dividing with 1024 .

Now let us apply the above formula and, write down the steps to convert from Megabyte (MB) to Kibibit (Kibit).

  1. STEP 1 → Kibibit = Megabyte x (8x10002) / 1024
  2. STEP 2 → Kibibit = Megabyte x (8x1000x1000) / 1024
  3. STEP 3 → Kibibit = Megabyte x 8000000 / 1024
  4. STEP 4 → Kibibit = Megabyte x 7812.5

Example : If we apply the above steps, conversion from 10 MB to Kibit, will be processed as below.

  1. = 10 x (8x10002) / 1024
  2. = 10 x (8x1000x1000) / 1024
  3. = 10 x 8000000 / 1024
  4. = 10 x 7812.5
  5. = 78125
  6. i.e. 10 MB is equal to 78,125 Kibit.

(Result rounded off to 40 decimal positions.)

You can use above formula and steps to convert Megabyte to Kibibit using any of the programming language such as Java, Python or Powershell.

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Definition : Megabyte

A Megabyte (MB) is a unit of digital information that is equal to 1,000,000 bytes (or 8,000,000 bits) and commonly used to express the size of a file or the amount of memory used by a program. It is also used to express data transfer speeds and in the context of data storage and memory, the binary-based unit of mebibyte (MiB) is used instead.
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Definition : Kibibit

A Kibibit (Kib or Kibit) is a unit of digital information that is equal to 1024 bits. It is defined by the International Electro technical Commission(IEC) and is used to measure the amount of digital data. The prefix "kibi" is derived from the binary number system, it is used to distinguish it from the decimal-based "kilobit" (Kb) and it is widely used in the field of computing as it more accurately represents the amount of data storage and data transfer in computer systems.
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Excel Formula to convert from MB to Kibit

Apply the formula as shown below to convert from Megabyte to Kibibit.

1Megabyte (MB)Kibibit (Kibit) 
21=A2 * 7812.5 

Download - Excel Template for Megabyte to Kibibit Conversion

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Python Code for MB to Kibit Conversion

You can use below code to convert any value in Megabyte to Kibibit in Python.

megabyte = int(input("Enter Megabyte: "))
kibibit = megabyte * (8*1000*1000) / 1024
print("{} Megabyte = {} Kibibit".format(megabyte,kibibit))

The first line of code will prompt the user to enter the Megabyte as an input. The value of Kibibit is calculated on the next line, and the code in third line will display the result.