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How many records can be stored on the tape?

  1. Feb 12, 2010 #1
    Suppose a file contains 200 records per block, each being 50 characters in length. Suppose further that the tape is 2400 feet long, and has density is 6250 bpi, and the IRG is 0.6 inch.

    How many records can be stored on the tape?

    Total file size = N ( M * IRG)

    N = number of blocks in file
    M = block length in inches
    IRG = Gap width

    I am super confused about how to go about finding out how many records there are. It shouldn't be too hard but I just can't see how to do it. Any help would be appreciated!! Thanks! :)
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