Thermodynamics resistance temperature scale

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Homework Statement


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IMPORTANT:There is an error in the statement.α and β are in C not K

2. Homework Equations

R=Ro(1 +αt+βt2)

The Attempt at a Solution


I really don't know what to do because if I isolate t in the equation it will give me the temperature on the ideal gas scale whereas the temperature I need to find is on the resistance scale.
 

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Re-read the problem statement: where is "K" used? What does the "correction" imply should be used instead?
 
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The temperature is in celsius degrees not kelvin so the constant α is in celcius^-1 and β in celcius^-2 in order to negate t and t^2. This is a correction our teacher made after giving us the statement. Is that what you were reffering to?
 
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Yes.
 
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Are you saying I simply need to solve R for the given conditions? Because that would give me a value of resistance not temperature and the exersice is to find the ideal gas temperature equivalent on the resistance scale.
 

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