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THINKING CRITICALLY Explain how a DVD manufacturer can advertise that a DVD can hold 4.7 GB, but Explorer reports the DVD capacity as 4,706,074,624 bytes or 4.38 GB. a. Manufacturers are allowed to overadvertise their products. b. The manufacturer measures capacity in decimal and the OS measures capacity in binary. c. The actual capacity is 4.7 GB, but the OS requires overhead to manage the DVD and the overhead is not included in the reported DVD capacity. d. The DVD was formatted to have capacity of 4.38 GB, but it could have been formatted to have a capacity of 4.7 GB.

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THINKING CRITICALLY

Explain how a DVD manufacturer can advertise that a DVD can hold 4.7 GB, but Explorer reports the DVD capacity as 4,706,074,624 bytes or 4.38 GB.

a. Manufacturers are allowed to overadvertise their products.

b. The manufacturer measures capacity in decimal and the OS measures capacity in binary.

c. The actual capacity is 4.7 GB, but the OS requires overhead to manage the DVD and the overhead is not included in the reported DVD capacity.

d. The DVD was formatted to have capacity of 4.38 GB, but it could have been formatted to have a capacity of 4.7 GB.

Explanation of Solution

Given: A DVD that has a size of 4.7 GB as marketed by the manufactures, whereas, in explorer, the size is displayed as 4.3 GB.

To find: The reason why manufacturer’s advertisement of the size of the DVD is different than displayed in the explorer...

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