Converting Fahrenheit temperatures to Celsius is a common conversion students have to make. This example problem will show how to convert Fahrenheit to Celsius.
The average body temperature of a house cat is 101.5 °F. What is this temperature in Celsius?
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
The average body temperature of a cat in Celsius is 38.6 °C.
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