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How to Describe Temperature


The Celsuis and Farenheit scales are the two primary scales used to measure temperature. The Celsius scale is based on the phase changes of water at sea level. On the Celsius scale, 0ºC is defined as the temperature where liquid water freezes to solid ice, while 100ºC is the temperature where liquid water evaporates to water vapor. On the Fahrenheit scale, water freezes at 32ºF and boils at 212ºF. You can convert between the two temperature scales by applying this simple formula:
T°C  = (T°F - 32) * 5/9