Chemistry Cat knows the average body temperature of a cat in Fahrenheit, but needs the temperature in Celsius.

Converting Fahrenheit temperatures to Celsius is a common conversion students have to make. This example problem will show how to convert Fahrenheit to Celsius.

**Example Problem:**

The average body temperature of a house cat is 101.5 °F. What is this temperature in Celsius?

**Solution:**

The formula needed to convert Fahrenheit to Celsius is:

°C = ^{5}⁄_{9}(°F – 32)

where °F and °C are the temperatures in Fahrenheit and Celsius respectively.

Plug 101.5 °F into the formula

°C = ^{5}⁄_{9}(101.5 – 32)

°C = ^{5}⁄_{9}(69.5)

°C = 38.6 °C

**Answer:**

The average body temperature of a cat in Celsius is 38.6 °C.

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