# Convert 500 kbytes to mbytes

In this article I will show you how to convert 500 kilobytes into megabytes. Throughout the explanation below I might also call it 500 kbytes to mbytes. They are the same thing!

## How to Convert Kilobytes to Megabytes

A kilobyte is smaller than a megabyte. I know that a kbytes is smaller than a mbytes because of something called conversion factors.

Put very simply, a conversion factor is a number that can be used to change one set of units to another, by multiplying or dividing it. So when we need to convert 500 kilobytes into megabytes, we use a conversion factor to get the answer.

The conversion factor for kbytes to mbytes is:

1 kbytes = 0.001 mbytes

Now that we know what the conversion factor is, we can easily calculate the conversion of 500 kbytes to mbytes by multiplying `0.001` by the number of kilobytes we have, which is 500.

500 x 0.001 = 0.5 mbytes

So, the answer to the question "what is 500 kilobytes in megabytes?" is 0.5 mbytes.

## Kilobytes to Megabytes Conversion Table

Below is a sample conversion table for kbytes to mbytes:

Kilobytes (kbytes) Megabytes (mbytes)
0.010
0.10
10
20
30
50.01
100.01
200.02
500.05
1000.1
10001

## Best Conversion Unit for 500 kbytes

Sometimes when you work with conversions from one unit to another, the numbers can get a little confusing. Especially when dealing with really large numbers.

I've also calculated what the best unit of measurement is for 500 kbytes.

To determine which unit is best, I decided to define that as being the unit of measurement which is as low as possible, without going below 1. Smaller numbers are more easily understood and can make it easier for you to understand the measurement.

The best unit of measurement I have found for 500 kbytes is megabits and the amount is 4 mbits.