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At what temp does water boil?

  1. Jan 28, 2007 #1
    I always thought it was at 212 F . :surprised My 7 year old teacher is teaching them 215 F. When did this change. I am sorry in advanced if this is in the wrong section.
     
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  3. Jan 28, 2007 #2

    mathman

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    It is 100 C or 212 F at standard (1 atm.) pressure. Your teacher is incorrect.
     
  4. Feb 20, 2007 #3
    It must be just to be a number easier to work with or something. It's not that grave IMO
     
  5. Feb 20, 2007 #4

    DaveC426913

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    Perhaps she lives in Holland? Or the Dead Sea? Or any of these places?
     
  6. Feb 20, 2007 #5

    DaveC426913

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    Yeah, and pi=3...
     
  7. Feb 21, 2007 #6

    Gib Z

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    Your teacher is seven years old >.<"....?
     
  8. Feb 21, 2007 #7

    Gib Z

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    O and, pi doesnt equal 3, but until your 14, apparently its 22/7 >.<"
     
  9. Feb 22, 2007 #8

    DaveC426913

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    Actually, 22/7 is quite a good estimate; it is accurate to within 4 parts in 1000.
     
  10. Feb 23, 2007 #9

    Gib Z

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    thats a nicer way of saying 2 decimal places. The truth is that it is an infinite number of decimal places off and students think its exactly 22/7.

    at least try 355/113
     
  11. Feb 23, 2007 #10

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    Since this thread has degenerated into some absurd discussion that has nothing to do with the OP, I will assume that the discussion on the original topic is done.

    Zz.
     
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