How many seconds will it take to download a 1 GB file from the network if the data transfer rate is 2 Mbps?

1) We translate the information volume of the specified file from gigabytes to megabytes.

Since 1 GB is 1024 MB, we get:

1 * 1024 = 1024 MB.

2) Find the download time of the file.

To do this, divide the total size of the specified file by the transfer rate over the connection.


1024/2 = 512 seconds.

3) We translate the file transfer rate into minutes.

Since there are 60 seconds in 1 minute, it will be:

512/60 = 8 minutes 32 seconds.


It will take 8 minutes 32 seconds to download the file.

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