# How do you convert the following temperature in Celsius scale? 583K, 200K, and 500K

Jun 6, 2017

${310}^{\text{o""C}}$

$- {73}^{\text{o""C}}$

${227}^{\text{o""C}}$

#### Explanation:

We're given $3$ temperatures in Kelvin ($\text{K}$), and asked to convert them to degrees Celsius ($\text{^"o""C}$).

There is a general formula for converting from Kelvin to Celsius (and hence Celsius back to Kelvin). The Celsius temperature, from a given Kelvin temperature, is

$\text{^"o""C" = "K} - 273$

Let's use this formula to convert the three given Kelvin temperatures to Celsius:

$\text{^"o""C" = 583"K" - 273 = color(red)(310^"o""C}$

$\text{^"o""C" = 200"K" - 273 = color(blue)(-73^"o""C}$

$\text{^"o""C" = 500"K" - 273 = color(green)(227^"o""C}$