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Homework Help: Boiling point/freezing point

  1. Sep 9, 2008 #1
    1. The problem statement, all variables and given/known data
    If a temperature scale were based on the freezing point (5.5 C) and boiling point (80.1 C) of benzene and the temperature difference between these points was divided into 50 units (called X), what would be the freezing and boiling points of water in X?

    2. Relevant equations
    No idea

    3. The attempt at a solution
    What does this question even mean? Please help!
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  3. Sep 10, 2008 #2


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    It is about converting between different temperature scales. You are told how the new scale is constructed - its zero is at 5.5 deg C, there are 50 X between 5.5 and 80.1 deg C. You have to find out a way of converting between deg C and X, just like you convert between F and C.
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