# Question #e1dea

Sep 1, 2015

Temperature is measured using a thermometer, usually in the Celsius or Fahrenheit scale .

#### Explanation:

The common units used to measure temperature are ${\textcolor{w h i t e}{X}}^{0} C$ or ${\textcolor{w h i t e}{X}}^{0} F$

For eg., the boiling point of water is ${100}^{o} C$ or ${212}^{0} F$

The freezing point of water is ${0}^{o} C$ or ${32}^{o} F$

We often need to convert the temperature from Celsius to Fahrenheit or vice versa.

To convert from Celsius to Fahrenheit , we use the following formula:

${\textcolor{w h i t e}{X}}^{0} F = {\textcolor{w h i t e}{x}}^{0} C \cdot \left(\frac{9}{5}\right) + 32$

And to convert from Fahrenheit to Celsius , we use the following formula:

${\textcolor{w h i t e}{X}}^{0} C = \left({\textcolor{w h i t e}{x}}^{0} F - 32\right) \cdot \left(\frac{5}{9}\right)$