How to Convert Between Fahrenheit and Celsius

Learn an easy way to convert temperatures from Fahrenheit to Celsius (and vice versa)—and check if the weather outside is frightful.

Jason Marshall, PhD
4-minute read
Episode #086

Number of the Week

Before we finish up for today, it’s time for this week’s featured number, conversion, or tip from my post on QDT’s blog The Quick and Dirty. This week we have two featured numbers: 354 and –380 degrees Fahrenheit. What are they? The first is the average temperature on the surface of the planet Mercury—which is as hot as an oven!—and the second is the average temperature on the surface of the icy body in the outskirts of our solar system formerly known as the planet Pluto (it’s still known as Pluto, it’s just not considered a planet anymore).

What are these temperatures in degrees Celsius? Well, you now have all the tools you need to figure this out. So give it a shot and then head over to my post on The Quick and Dirty blog to check your answers.

Wrap Up

Okay, that’s all the math we have time for today. Remember to become a fan of the Math Dude on Facebook where you’ll find a new featured number or math puzzle posted every weekday. And if you’re on Twitter, please follow me there too. Finally, if you have math questions, feel free to send them my way via Facebook, Twitter, or by email at mathdude@quickanddirtytips.com.

Until next time, this is Jason Marshall with The Math Dude’s Quick and Dirty Tips to Make Math Easier. Thanks for reading, math fans!

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About the Author

Jason Marshall, PhD

Jason Marshall is the author of The Math Dude's Quick and Dirty Guide to Algebra. He provides clear explanations of math terms and principles, and his simple tricks for solving basic algebra problems will have even the most math-phobic person looking forward to working out whatever math problem comes their way.

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