math
posted by Dylan .
Would a drop of 40 Celsius degrees be more or less than a drop of 40 fahrenheit degrees? explain why
C = 5/9 (F  32)4032=8c
F = 9/5 C + 32 40+32=86f

math 
Reiny
look at the formula
F = (9/5) C + 32
each degree in C is roughly 2 units on the F scale
so a change of 40 C would be (9/5)(40) or 72 F
or
pick 2 readings which are appr. the same
20C is roughly equal to 70 F
drop each by 40 units
compare 20C with 30 F
20C is rather nasty cold even for us Canadians, while 30F is almost balmy.
What is your conclusion? 
math 
Dylan
It would be more of a drop. But i still done get the formula. did i do the formula right in the first place?

math 
Reiny
There is only one formula, one is merely the rearrangement of the other.
I don't know what you were trying to do.
A line like
C = 5/9 (F  32)4032=8c
makes no sense
What you are probably trying to do is find what
40 F is in C, and then what
0 F is in C
ok, if F=40, C = (5/9)(4032) = 4.44 C
if F = 0, C = (5/9)(032) =  17.78 C
So a change of 40 in F resulted in a change of (4.44(17.78)) or 22.22 C roughly 1/2 as noted above in my first reply 
math 
Dylan
Ok now that makes more sense to me. i must have typed it wrong. thank you.
Respond to this Question
Similar Questions

Algebra
The formula C = 5/9(F32) can be used to convert Fahrenheit temperatures to Celsius temperatures. a. Gold is liquid for Celsius temperatures C such that 1063 degrees (less than or equal to) C < 2660 degrees. Find a comparable inequality … 
9th grade algrebra
Question 21 (Essay Worth 8 points) [2.08] The formula for degrees Celsius is: C = 9 over 5 (F − 32), where F stands for degrees Fahrenheit. Part 1: Solve the formula for F. Show all steps. Part 2: Determine how many degrees Fahrenheit … 
Math
To convert a temperature in degrees Celsius to degrees Fahrenheit multiply the Celsius temperature by 9/5 and then add 32 F Is a temperature in degrees Celsius proportional to its equivalent temperature in degrees Fahrenheit. 
Proportions
To convert a temperature in degrees Celsius to degrees Fahrenheit, multiply the Celsius temperature by 9/5 and then add 32 degrees. Is a temperature in degrees Celsius proportional to its equivalent temperature in degrees Fahrenheit? 
Physics
On the moon the surface temperature ranges from 395 K during the day to 1.02 x 102 K at night. Convert these temperatures to the Celsius and Fahrenheit scales. (a) 395 K in degrees Celsius; (b) 395 K in degrees Fahrenheit; (c) 1.02 … 
math
The temperature on one day in January for Phoenix, AZ, is 59 degrees Fahrenheit. On the same day in Barrow, AK, the temperature is 16 degrees Fahrenheit. What is the difference between these two temperatures? 
algebra 1
The formula used to convert temperature measurements from degrees Celsius (C) to degrees Fahrenheit (F) is shown below. F = 9/5C + 32 What is the Fahrenheit equivalent of 25 degrees Celsius? 
math
The temperature in degrees Fahrenheit is equal to 32 more than 9/5 times the temperature in degrees Celsius. One day the high temp. was 95 degrees Fahrenheit. What was the high temp. in degrees celsius? 
Stats
On Tuesday September 27, 2016 the high temperature increased to 36.7 degrees Celsius (98 degrees Fahrenheit). What is the probability that we observe a temperature of 36.7 degrees Celsius or higher given that the average temperature … 
Math
Jason's Fahrenheit thermometer was broken. He wanted to know whether he should put shorts on or a winter coat. He had a Celsius thermometer and it read 30 degrees Celsius. What was the temperature in Fahrenheit?