Fahrenheit

Fahrenheit is a unit of measurement of temperature.

The freezing/melting point of water is about 32 F at a pressure of 1 atmosphere.

The symbol of Fahrenheit degrees is F.

Fahrenheit to Celsius conversion

0 degrees Fahrenheit is equal to -17.77778 degrees Celsius:

0 F = -17.77778 C

The temperature T in degrees Celsius (C) is equal to the temperature T in degrees Fahrenheit (F) minus 32, times 5/9:

T(C) = (T(F) - 32) × 5/9

Example

Convert 68 degrees Fahrenheit to degrees Celsius:

T(C) = (68F - 32) × 5/9 = 20 C

Fahrenheit to Rankine conversion

0 degrees Fahrenheit is equal to 459.67 degrees Rankine:

0 F = 459.67 R

The temperature T in degrees Rankine (R) is equal to the temperature T in degrees Fahrenheit (F) plus 459.67:

T(R) = T(F) + 459.67

Example

Convert 68 degrees Fahrenheit to degrees Rankine:

T(R) = 68F + 459.67 = 527.67 R

Fahrenheit to Kelvin conversion

The temperature T in Kelvin (K) is equal to the temperature T in degrees Fahrenheit (F) plus 459.67, times 5/9:

T(K) = (T(F) + 459.67)× 5/9

Example

Convert 60 degrees Fahrenheit to degrees Kelvin:

T(K) = (60F + 459.67)× 5/9 = 288.71 K

Fahrenheit table

Fahrenheit (F) Celsius (C) Temperature
-459.67 F -273.15 C absolute zero temperature
32.0 F 0 C freezing/melting point of water
69.8 F 21 C room temperature
98.6 F 37 C average body temperature
212.0 F 100 C boiling point of water

 


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