How do the three temperature scales differ?

Solution 26Q

The three common temperature scales in use today are the Fahrenheit, Celsius, and Kelvin scales.

The Fahrenheit Scale

The Fahrenheit temperature scale is based on 32 °F for the freezing point of water and 212 °F for the boiling point of water, with the interval between the two being divided into 180 parts.

The Celsius Scale

The Celsius temperature scale is based on 0 °C for the freezing point and 100 °C for the boiling point of water, with the interval between the two being divided into 100 parts.

The formula for converting a Celsius temperature to Fahrenheit is: F=95C+32.

To convert Fahrenheit to Celsius, use the formula C=59(F–32).

The Kelvin Scale

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