For measuring temperature, there's Celsius and Fahrenheit. The two are very different; case in point, 0 degrees Celsius is 32 degrees Fahrenheit...both signify the temperature at which water freezes (as well as my nose). But is there a point on those two very different scales where the temperature is the same? It turns out that there is a point where those two scales register the same temperature. But I'll get to the answer a bit later.
In addition to the U.S. four other countries use the Fahrenheit system for registering temperatures. They are Belize, Palau, Cayman Islands, and the Bahamas. If you travel at all, you know that it can be a pain trying to pack when the place you're visiting uses a different temperature scale than the one you use at home. So here is an easy way to convert Celsius to Fahrenheit. For example, let's use 18 degrees C. The formula to convert 18 C to Fahrenheit is 18 (or whatever the temperature is you want to convert) x 1.8 + 32 (18 x 1.8 = 32.4 + 32 = 64.4 or !8 C = 64 F, rounded down.
To convert Fahrenheit to Celsius, use this formula (using 64 degrees F as our example)
64 - 32 divided by 1.8 (64 -32 = 32 / 1.8 = 17.777 (round up to 18 degrees)
Let's suppose you feel ill. You take your temperature and it reads 101.3 degrees F. What is that in Celsius? 101.3 - 32 = 69.3 divided by 1,8 = 38.5 degrees C.
Converting Fahrenheit to Celsius (or vice/versa) isn't easy to do in your head but with a calculator, it's a snap, once you know the formula. So what's the magic temperature where Fahrenheit and Celsius are the same? It's - 40 degrees. Brrrrrr!
Please hop by again tomorrow. Not only is it TEA-rific Tuesday, but it's also National Donut (or doughnut) Day. That makes it Tasty Tuesday, as well. And to celebrate this fun and fabulous food, I have a few fantastic facts about donuts to share with you. See you then! Happy new week.