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7. Example - Oven Temperature Conversion – continued

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Last updated 26 October 2012 15:30 by NZTecAdmin

Take a look at how the two scales compare:

Note that:

  • The zero point for the Celsius scale was determined by the freezing point of water. Daniel Fahrenheit used the freezing point of a brine solution to set 0°F.
  • There are 100 Celsius degrees to take water from freezing to boiling. The Celsius scale is also known as centigrade (100 graduations).
  • There are 180 Fahrenheit degrees to take water from freezing to boiling.
  • Since there are nearly twice as many Fahrenheit degrees as Celsius degrees spanning the same temperature range, Fahrenheit degrees must be smaller increments of measure than Celsius degrees.



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