Help with Information Technology/ Network and Data Communication problem ?

1) The text of the Encyclopedia Britannica is about 48 million words. An average word length is 6.35 characters (this included both the letters in the word, spacing, and punctuation).

a. Approximately how any characters are there in the encyclopedia?

b. Assuming that an eight-bit code such as ASCII (see Figure 3-10 on page 73) is used to represent each character, how many bits are needed to represent the contents of the encyclopedia?

c. How long (in seconds) would it take to transmit the contents of the encyclopedia over a T-1 line at 1.544 Mbps (1,544,000 bps)?

d. How long would it take to transmit the contents of the encyclopedia over an OC-1 fiber optic circuit at 51.84 Mbps (51,840,000 bps)?

e. How long would it take to transmit the contents of the encyclopedia over a 1 Gbps Ethernet circuit (1,000,000,000 bps)?

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  • cpcii
    Lv 7
    3 years ago

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