Temperature Conversion: Celsius to Fahrenheit, Vice Versa

There are 2 main temperature scales:

ScaleDetail
°Cthe Celsius Scale (part of the Metric System, used in most other countries)
°Fthe Fahrenheit Scale (used in the US)

They both measure the same thing (temperature!), but use different numbers

Typical Temperatures in Daily Life

Description°C°F
Moderate Oven180356
Water boils100212
Hot Bath40104
Body temperature3798.6
Beach weather3086
Room temperature2170
Cool Day1050
Freezing point of water032
Very Cold Day−180
Extremely Cold Day (the same number!)−40−40

How to Convert the Temperature

Here are the simple formula to convert

  • Celsius to Fahrenheit: Multiply by 9, then divide by 5, then add 32
  • Fahrenheit to Celsius: Deduct 32, then multiply by 5, then divide by 9

We can write each as a formula like this:

Temperature ConverisionFormula
°C → °F(°C × 9/5) + 32 =….°F
°F → °C(°F − 32) x 5/9 = …. °C

Examples

Convert 30° Celsius to Fahrenheit

°C → °F

30 °C = (30 × 9/5 + 32) °F

30 °C = (54 + 32) °F

30 °C = 96 °F

Convert 95° Fahrenheit to Celsius

95 °F = ((95 − 32) × 5/9)° C

95 °F = (63 × 5/9)° C

95 °F = 35 °C

Interisting Fact

Temperature is actually a measurement of how fast an objects particles are moving.

Learn More

Convert Decimals to Fractions

Convert Percents to Fractions

Months

Metric Mass (Weight)

Subtracting Fractions

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