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# Help with homework??

Are you guys allowed to give guidance in homework assignments? I am stuck on a homework question, but I am not sure where to begin and just would like a little guidance if possible. I do not want the answer given to me, just some guidance on how to achieve the answer myself. Can someone help? If not I will understand... here is the question...

Networking guru Andrew Tanenbaum once said (paraphrased here), "Never underestimate the bandwidth of a delivery truck full of magnetic tape hurtling down the highway." Explain what Tanenbaum meant, using the following scenario as an example: (1) an industry standard 8-mm tape can store 7 GB of data; (2) a 50 x 50 x 50 cm box can store 1000 of these tapes; (3) a box of tapes can be delivered anywhere in the United States in 24 hours by Federal Express. As part of your answer, calculate the effective bandwidth of this transmission.

Networking guru Andrew Tanenbaum once said (paraphrased here), "Never underestimate the bandwidth of a delivery truck full of magnetic tape hurtling down the highway." Explain what Tanenbaum meant, using the following scenario as an example: (1) an industry standard 8-mm tape can store 7 GB of data; (2) a 50 x 50 x 50 cm box can store 1000 of these tapes; (3) a box of tapes can be delivered anywhere in the United States in 24 hours by Federal Express. As part of your answer, calculate the effective bandwidth of this transmission.

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You may also need to factor in the number of boxes which would fit in a delivery truck...

Cheers,

Jonesy

Cheers,

Jonesy

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7GB X 1000 = 7000GB

24hr X 60 min X 60 sec = 86400 sec

7000gb / 86400 = .081gb/sec or 8.1mb/sec

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24hr X 60 min X 60 sec = 86400 sec

7000gb / 86400 = .081gb/sec or 8.1mb/sec

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7000GB / 86400 = .081GB/sec or 81MB/sec

Thanks for your help!!

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