Thursday, February 17, 2011

THOUGHT FOR THURSDAY

Here's a question for all you math-minded folks out there.Question:

At what point does fahrenheit equal celsius?

Take a guess....



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Answer: -40 degrees.

You have to know the formula to figure out how to convert celsius to fahrenheit. Most of us haven't done algebra for a while but it's: Fahrenheit = Celsius X 9/5 + 32.

Or t(F) = t(C)x 9/5 +32

t-9t/5 = 32
-4t/5 = 32
t= -40 (so that's the temperature where t(F) = t(C)x 9/5 + 32

EZ Smeazy

5 comments:

Kelly said...

So funny! Last week my kids and I were trying to figure out something similar because we saw a bank clock tell the temp in Celsius then Fahrenheit.
So thanks for schooling me!

David Batista said...

Meh. I just pull out my iPhone and open up the "iConvert" app which converts, uh, EVERYTHING for me. Temps, volume, weight, measures, legal tender, etc.

EZier Smeazier. Dumber-er. :)

Christina Farley said...

Ok so I totally didn't get that right.

Kim Kasch said...

iPhone :0

I use a droid

but I never even thought of that

Marcia said...

Yay! Yeah, it's really all about remembering the formula. The equation's a snap if you do.

I do have a C/F outdoor thermometer. One glance shows the -40s line up.