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### Converting Fahrenheit to Celsius

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Date: 24 Feb 1995 14:04:28 -0500
From: Yacu@gg.ncook.k12.il.us, Christopher

Dear Dr. Math,

I was wondering if you could tell me how to convert Fahrenheit
to Celsius.  I am a student in fifth grade.  Any info would be appreciated.

Thanks,
Chris Yacu
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Date: 24 Feb 1995 19:23:49 -0500
From: David Weksler

Chris -

Thanks for writing to Dr. Math.

Here's the formula that I use to convert from Fahrenheit to Celsius:
Subtract 32, then,
Multiply the number by 5 then,

For example, I'll convert 212 degrees F to Celsius.
212 - 32 = 180
180 x 5  = 900
900 / 9  = 100
There's my answer, 100 degrees C.

Here's a formula for doing the conversion (F stands for the degrees
in Fahrenheit and C stands for the degrees Celsius)

(F-32) x 5/9 = C

I hope that helps you. Let me know if it isn't clear to you.

-- David Weksler (House Staff)          wex@mathforum.org
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