# An average human body temperature is 98.6°F. What is average human body temperature in Kelvins?

Nov 28, 2016

The average body temperature is $310$ Kelvin.

#### Explanation:

The formula we are going to use is: T_"C" = (T_"F" - 32) / 1.8 and ${T}_{\text{K" = T_"C}} + 273$.

First, we need to convert Fahrenheit to Celsius, because the Celsius scale has the same magnitude as Kelvin -except ${0}^{o} C$ is set as the freezing point of pure water and ${100}^{o} C$ as the boiling point of pure water.

T_"C" = (T_"F" - 32) / 1.8

$= \frac{98.6 - 32}{1.8}$

$= \frac{66.6}{1.8}$

$= 37$

Now we add $273$ to the ${37}^{o} C$.

${T}_{\text{K" = T_"C}} + 273$

$= 37 + 273$

$= 310$

Therefore, the average body temperature in Kelvin is $310$.

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