Converting Celsius to Fahrenheit

Worked Celsius To Fahrenheit Problems

Check yourself. The Fahrenheit temperature is higher than the Celsius temperature.
Check yourself. The Fahrenheit temperature is higher than the Celsius temperature. F and C are equal at -40 degrees. Gary S Chapman, Getty Images

This example problem illustrates the method to convert temperatures from Celsius to Fahrenheit.

Problem:

What is the temperature in Fahrenheit of 20 °C?

Solution:

The conversion formula for °C to °F is

TF = 9/5(TC) + 32

TF = 9/5(20) + 32
TF = 36 + 32
TF = 68 °F


Answer:

The temperature in Fahrenheit of 20 °C is 68 °F.

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Helmenstine, Anne Marie, Ph.D. "Converting Celsius to Fahrenheit." ThoughtCo, Mar. 15, 2017, thoughtco.com/converting-celsius-to-fahrenheit-609299. Helmenstine, Anne Marie, Ph.D. (2017, March 15). Converting Celsius to Fahrenheit. Retrieved from https://www.thoughtco.com/converting-celsius-to-fahrenheit-609299 Helmenstine, Anne Marie, Ph.D. "Converting Celsius to Fahrenheit." ThoughtCo. https://www.thoughtco.com/converting-celsius-to-fahrenheit-609299 (accessed November 20, 2017).