Why Does K Stand for Thousand?

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The reason K is generally used to stand for thousand, is that it is short for 'kilo' which is a measurement of one thousand. This abbreviation is typically used as an informal abbreviation when the unit is understood. For example, when talking about salary, 50K refers to 50,000 dollars, but when talking about a road race, 10K refers to 10 kilometers. In the computer world 700K disk refers to 700 kilobytes. 'K' is also used as a symbol for Kelvin.
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The "K" is an abbreviation for "Kilo" One kilo is equal to one thousand.
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The letter "k" can stand for a variety of things, depending on the context. It can refer to the unit, Kelvin, or the element, Potassium, or it can stand for one thousand
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The letter K stands for a thousand because K stand for kilo which is a measurement
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It comes from the metric term 'kilo' which means one thousand.
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