# What is C=5/9(F-32)?

Feb 19, 2017

This is a formula to convert temperature in Fahrenheit to Centigrade system.

#### Explanation:

This is a formula to convert temperature in Fahrenheit to Centigrade system.

It is $C = \frac{5}{9} \left(F - 32\right)$, where $F$ is temperature in Fahrenheit and $C$ is temperature in Centigrade.

For example boiling point of water is ${212}^{\circ} F$.

In Centigrade, it is $\frac{5}{9} \left(212 - 32\right) = \frac{5}{9} \times 180 = \frac{5}{\cancel{9}} \times {\cancel{180}}^{20} = 100$