# Physics

Suppose you are hiking down the Grand Canyon. At the top, the temperature early in the morning is a cool 1°C. By late afternoon, the temperature at the bottom of the canyon has warmed to a sweltering 37°C.

(a) What is the difference between the higher and lower temperatures in Fahrenheit degrees?

(b) What is the difference between the higher in lower temperatures in kelvins?
K

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1. (1) The temperature difference is 36 C. To get the Fahrenheit difference, multiply that by 9/5. It's about 65, to the nearest degree.

(2) Since K and C temperatures differ by a constant (273.2), the difference in K is also 36.

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