The folrmula F=9/5c+32 can be used to make temperature conversions with the Celsius ans Fahrenheit temperature scales.
Convert 100 degress Fahrenheit to the Celsius temperature scale.
Book says answer is 37.78 Celsius
I am not arriving at this answer.
Algebra - Dr Russ, Monday, February 11, 2008 at 11:04am
Substitute the 100 degrees F
subtract 32 from each side
Is this OK. Can you see where you went wrong?
Algebra - G, Monday, February 11, 2008 at 11:08am
Thank you for your response
I am not sure where I went wrong. I will review the calculation your provided later.
Your assistance is greatly apreciated.
Algebra - drwls, Monday, February 11, 2008 at 11:04am
Using your equation F = (9/5) C + 32, which IS the correct equation,
100 = (9/5) C + 32
(9/5) C = 68
C = (5/9)*68 = 37.78 (or 37 7/9)