# Temperature statement

1. Sep 14, 2008

### Kushal

1. The problem statement, all variables and given/known data

Comment on the statement 'Today the temperature is 40$$\circ$$C and yesterday it was 20$$\circ$$C so it is twice as hot today as it was yesterday.'

3. The attempt at a solution

i feel that it is wrong to say that, although i think a body at 40$$\circ$$C is twice as hot as a body at 20$$\circ$$C. i guess i'm missing something....

any hint? thnks

2. Sep 14, 2008

### Irid

Try expressing the temperatures in other units (Fahrenheit, Kelvin).

3. Sep 14, 2008

### Kushal

ooo yeah... i should use the absolute scale right?!

i dunno why it was not obvious at the beginning... thnks:)