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Derive temp conversion formula 
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Jan2209, 01:43 PM

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1. The problem statement, all variables and given/known data
the fahrenheit temp scale is defined to that ice melts at 32 F and water boils at 212 F. Derive formulas for converting fahrenheit to celsius and back. 2. Relevant equations c=5/9(f32) 3. The attempt at a solution ok so i figured that 21232= 180 and 1000=100 so the ratio of c/f= 5/9 i don't know how to get the 32 part into the equation 


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Jan2209, 01:53 PM

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0C=32F. So a fahrenheit temperature f is (f32) fahrenheit degrees above 0C. Now just convert the (f32) fahrenheit degrees to celsius degrees.



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