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Changing Celsius to Fahrenheit


Date: 9/9/96 at 20:28:19
From: Anonymous
Subject: Celsius to Fahrenheit

How do you change Celsius to Fahrenheit?


Date: 9/9/96 at 21:47:2
From: Doctor Sarah
Subject: Re: Celsius to Fahrenheit

Hi there -

To convert Celsius to Fahrenheit, multiply by 9/5 and add 32: 

              C = 5/9(F-32)   or   C = F - 32/1.8

  Example:  Convert 40 degrees Celsius to Fahrenheit:

            40 x 9 = 360   360 / 5 = 72   72 + 32 = 104

              A weather forecast of 40 degrees Celsius or 104 degrees
              Fahrenheit is too hot for comfort!

To convert Fahrenheit to Celsius, subtract 32 and multiply by 5/9: 

              F = 9/5C + 32   or    F = (C x 1.8) + 32 

  Example:  Convert 98.6 degrees Fahrenheit to Celsius:

            98.6 - 32 = 66.6    66.6 x 5 = 333   333/9 = 37

"Normal" human body temperature is 98.6 degrees Fahrenheit, 
37 degrees Celsius.

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