Farenheit and Celsius Temperature Conversion Formulas

Two easy-to-remember Farenheit and Celsius Temperature Conversion Formulas.

How to convert degrees Celsius into degrees Fahrenheit, and how to convert Fehrenheit temperatures into degrees on the Celsius scale.


Converting Degrees Fahrenheit into Degrees on the Celsius Scale
Subtract 32 from the number of degrees Fahrenheit. Multiply the result by 0.556.

Converting Degrees Celsius into Degrees on the Fahrenheit Scale
Multiply the number of degrees Celsius by 1.8 and add 32 to the result.

Temperature Scales
It is advantageous to know that both temperature measurement systems are based on its own scales which go from the freezing point of water to the boiling point of water.

Therefore the Fahrenheit scale has 180 degrees, while the Centigrade scale has 100 degrees.

Basic Examples of Equivalent Temperatures

  • 0° C equals 32° F (freezing point of water)
  • 100° C is equal to 212° F (boiling point of water)

    Hence, on the Fahrenheit scale, the boiling and freezing points of water are 180 degrees apart at standard atmospheric pressure, while on the Celsius scale the freezing and boiling points of water are 100 degrees apart.

    Fahrenheit Biography
    Daniel Gabriel Fahrenheit was the creator of the first accurate and reliable thermometer. He was born in Germany on May 14, 1686. After the death of his parents he was sent to Holland to learn and work. There he became interested in everything related to scientific instruments.

    After traveling to various countries to observe scientific instruments, he ventured into the manufacture of barometers, altimeters and thermometers, and became a member of one of the oldest scientific organizations in England: the Royal Society.

    Fahrenheit made the first accurate thermometer using mercury encapsulated within a thin glass cylinder. Thereafter, for 18 years he kept secret his method for manufacturing this instrument.

    Daniel Gabriel Fahrenheir died in Holland at 50 years of age.

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    Farenheit and Celsius Temperature Conversion Formulas

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