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rubenhero

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## Homework Statement

a) One day, the temperature outside changed by 13.7 degrees on a Fahrenheit thermometer. By how much did the temperature change on a Celsius thermometer?

## Homework Equations

F = (9/5)C + 32

## The Attempt at a Solution

F

_{2}- F

_{1}= 13.7

(9/5)C

_{2}+ 32 -(9/5)C

_{1}+ 32 = 13.7

(9/5)C

_{2}- (9/5)C

_{1}= -50.3

(9/5)(C

_{2}- C

_{1}) = -50.3

(C

_{2}- C

_{1}) = -27.94444444

I thought change in anything was the difference between the final and initial values. Here I needed Celsius change so I used the difference in Conversion formula to relate Fahrenheit to Celsius. Any help with figuring out what I did wrong is appreciated!