Science, Tech, Math › Science How to Convert Fahrenheit to Kelvin Share Flipboard Email Print ThoughtCo / Maritsa Patrinos Science Chemistry Basics Chemical Laws Molecules Periodic Table Projects & Experiments Scientific Method Biochemistry Physical Chemistry Medical Chemistry Chemistry In Everyday Life Famous Chemists Activities for Kids Abbreviations & Acronyms Biology Physics Geology Astronomy Weather & Climate By Anne Marie Helmenstine, Ph.D. Chemistry Expert Ph.D., Biomedical Sciences, University of Tennessee at Knoxville B.A., Physics and Mathematics, Hastings College Dr. Helmenstine holds a Ph.D. in biomedical sciences and is a science writer, educator, and consultant. She has taught science courses at the high school, college, and graduate levels. our editorial process Facebook Facebook Twitter Twitter Anne Marie Helmenstine, Ph.D. Updated February 03, 2019 Fahrenheit and Kelvin are two common temperature scales. The Fahrenheit scale is used in the United States, while Kelvin is an absolute temperature scale, used worldwide for scientific calculations. While you might think this conversion wouldn't occur much, it turns out there is a lot of scientific and engineering equipment that uses the Fahrenheit scale! Fortunately, it is easy to convert Fahrenheit to Kelvin. Fahrenheit to Kelvin Method #1 Subtract 32 from the Fahrenheit temperature.Multiply this number by 5.Divide this number by 9.Add 273.15 to this number. The answer will be the temperature in Kelvin. Note that while Fahrenheit has degrees, Kelvin does not. Fahrenheit to Kelvin Method #2 You can use the conversion equation to perform the calculation. This is especially easy if you have a calculator that allows you to enter the whole equation, but it's not difficult to solve by hand. TK = (TF + 459.67) x 5/9 For example, to convert 60 degrees Fahrenheit to Kelvin: TK = (60 + 459.67) x 5/9 TK = 288.71 K Fahrenheit to Kelvin Conversion Table You can also estimate a temperature by looking up the closest value on a conversion table. There is a temperature where the Fahrenheit and Celsius scales read the same temperature. Fahrenheit and Kelvin read the same temperature at 574.25. Fahrenheit (°F) Kelvin (K) -459.67 °F 0 K -50 °F 227.59 K -40 °F 233.15 K -30 °F 238.71 K -20 °F 244.26 K -10 °F 249.82 K 0 °F 255.37 K 10 °F 260.93 K 20 °F 266.48 K 30 °F 272.04 K 40 °F 277.59 K 50 °F 283.15 K 60 °F 288.71 K 70 °F 294.26 K 80 °F 299.82 K 90 °F 305.37 K 100 °F 310.93 K 110 °F 316.48 K 120 °F 322.04 K 130 °F 327.59 K 140 °F 333.15 K 150 °F 338.71 K 160 °F 344.26 K 170 °F 349.82 K 180 °F 355.37 K 190 °F 360.93 K 200 °F 366.48 K 300 °F 422.04 K 400 °F 477.59 K 500 °F 533.15 K 600 °F 588.71 K 700 °F 644.26 K 800 °F 699.82 K 900 °F 755.37 K 1000 °F 810.93 K Do Other Temperature Conversions Converting Fahrenheit to Kelvin is not the only temperature conversion you may need to be familiar with. You may want to learn to convert between Celsius, Fahrenheit, and Kelvin in any combination Celsius to FahrenheitFahrenheit to CelsiusCelsius to KelvinKelvin to FahrenheitKelvin to Celsius How to Convert Celsius to Fahrenheit (First Learn to Spell It) How to Convert Celsius to Kelvin Learn the Temperature Where Fahrenheit and Celsius Are the Same Here's How to Convert Temperatures from Celsius to Kelvin See an Example of Converting Fahrenheit to Kelvin Convert Temperatures From Kelvin to Celsius Easy Steps to Convert Kelvin to Fahrenheit How to Convert Fahrenheit to Celsius Review Important Temperature Conversion Formulas How to Convert Fahrenheit to Celcius How to Convert Between Degrees Fahrenheit and Celsius Look Up Temperature Conversions With This Simple Table Practice Chemistry with Worked Chemistry Problems Converting Fahrenheit to Celsius How to Convert Between Fahrenheit and Celsius How Hot Is It? Tell Me in Spanish!