Sam asked in SportsRunning · 3 weeks ago

What does 5K mean? What does k mean?

I earn over 5k usd a month teaching online.

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  • Lôn
    Lv 7
    3 weeks ago
    Best Answer

    It means 'a thousand"

    5K = 5000

  • .
    Lv 7
    3 weeks ago

    K is a Greek prefix meaning 1000.

    In monetary terms, 5K is 5000 of whatever unit of money is being referred to.

    In distance terms, 5K is 5 kilometers (a kilometer being 1000 meters).

    $5K USD/month = $5000 per month or approximately $1250 USD per week. A very nice salary, especially for a teacher.

    Do move your post to Business & Finance>Personal Finance. It's currently in Sports>Running (because 5K is a very common foot race distance).

  • 3 weeks ago

    It is possible that "k" refers to the number 1,000

  • K=1000

    5K- 5,000

    Origin is that running 5K means running 5 kilometres, or 5,000 metres. 1000 metres equals 1 kilometer.

    You Americans are getting the metric system foisted upon you!

    • Jogger2425
      Lv 6
      3 weeks agoReport

      We've had the metric system foisted upon us for over 1/2 century. Measures such as "inch", "pound", and "gallon" were redefined in terms of metric measures.

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  • .
    Lv 7
    3 weeks ago

    In that case, it means more than five thousand dollars, or $31.25 per hour.

  • Bob
    Lv 7
    3 weeks ago

    5K means five thousand

  • Brian
    Lv 6
    3 weeks ago

    Don't know what 5K means, but you're a teacher. Got it.

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