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Interactives --  British and Metric Conversions

Why Convert Metric and English Temperature Units?

Measuring temperature is fairly easy: You take a mercury thermometer, for example, and the temperature is the point on the scale where the red stuff stops rising. Most of us in the United States are familiar with thermometers with units called Fahrenheit. We know that normal body temperature is 98.6 degrees Fahrenheit, and water freezes at 32 degrees Fahrenheit. But what if we were looking at a thermometer that is written in Celsius, the metric temperature units? What does the number on the Celsius scale translate to in Fahrenheit degrees? To find out, you need to be able to convert from one unit to the other. Let's learn how!

Let's learn how to convert Fahrenheit to Celsius.


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