Why is a gigabyte 1024 megabytes?

In computers, everything is stored in binary (base 2). This makes it convenient to use powers of 2 to express sizes and memory addresses. … So computer engineers used the term gigabyte to denote 1024 megabytes (as well as megabyte for 1024 kilobytes and kilobyte for 1024 bytes), because it was more convenient.

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