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Fahrenheit and Celsius Temperature Conversions

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Updated November 29, 2004

To convert Fahrenheit temperatures into Celsius:

  • Begin by subtracting 32 from the Fahrenheit number.
  • Divide the answer by 9.
  • Then multiply that answer by 5.

Here's an example: Change 95 degrees Fahrenheit to Celsius: 95 minus 32 is 63. Then, 63 divided by 9 is 7. Finally, 7 times 5 is 35 degrees Celsius.

To convert Celsius temperatures into Fahrenheit:

  • Begin by multiplying the Celsius temperature by 9.
  • Divide the answer by 5.
  • Now add 32.

Here's an example: Change 20 degrees Celsius to Fahrenheit: 20 times 9 is 180. Then 180 divided by 5 is 36. Finally, 36 plus 32 is 68 degrees Fahrenheit.

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