Posted by G on Monday, February 11, 2008 at 10:50am.
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 - 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)
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