Converting Fahrenheit to Celsius
Date: 24 Feb 1995 14:04:28 -0500 From: Yacu@gg.ncook.k12.il.us, Christopher Subject: info please 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
Date: 24 Feb 1995 19:23:49 -0500 From: David Weksler Subject: Re: info please Chris - Thanks for writing to Dr. Math. Here's the formula that I use to convert from Fahrenheit to Celsius: Start with the degrees in Fahrenheit (F), then, Subtract 32, then, Multiply the number by 5 then, Divide the number by 9 and that is your answer. 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) firstname.lastname@example.org
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