Perform each temperature conversion.

(a) 102 °F to Celsius

(b) 0 K to Fahrenheit

(c) −48 °C to Fahrenheit

(d) 273 K to Celsius

Solution 66P

Step 1:

It is known that the relation between celsius and oF is given by,

F = 9/5 (C) +32

(a)102 °F to Celsius

102oF = 9/5 (C) + 32

102-32 = 9/5 (C)

70 = 9/5 (C)

C = 70 5/9

C= 38.88

Step 2:

(b)0 K to Fahrenheit

K = 5/9 (° F - 32) + 273

0-273 = 5/9 (° F - 32)

-273 9/5 = ° F - 32

- 491.4 = ° F - 32

- 491.4 + 32 = ° F

° F = - 459.4