The formula to convert fahrenheit to celsius or vice versa is: T(°C) = (T(°F) – 32) / 1.8. Example: °C=(72°F – 32)/1.8. Answer 22.22°C
Let’s take a moment to look at the history of these temperature measurement tools.
The fahrenheit scale was first created in 1724 by Daniel Gabriel Fahrenheit. He used 0 to mark a “stable temperature” of a mixture of water, ice, and ammonium chloride, and 96 to mark the healthy body temperature of an individual. Later in the 18th century this scale was fine tuned to find the exact freezing (32) and boiling (212) points of water.
The original celsius scale was created in 1744 by Anders Celsius. When he first created it, 0 was considered the boiling point of water and 100 was the freezing point. This was reversed a couple of years later by Swedish botanist Carl Linnaeus.
Both scales have pros and cons. The fahrenheit scale is used in the United States, and provides more precise measurements, but most of the world uses the celsius scale, which works well due to its simple freezing and boiling points (0 and 100, respectively) and convenience of use in the scientific and mathematic communities when working with other units, such as liters and meters.
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