Convert Fahrenheit to Celsius
Learn How to Convert Fahrenheit to Celsius Using our Conversion Formula
Converting a fahrenheit temperature measurement to a celsius measurement involves using the formula:
celsius = ( ( degrees fahrenheit ) - 32 ) * 5 / 9.
Insert the temperature measurement in the formula and then solve to find the result.
For example, to convert 50° to Celsius:
50° F = (( 50 - 32 ) * 5 / 9) = 10° C
Fahrenheit and celsius are both units used to measure temperature. Learn more about temperature and find more temperature measurement conversion calculators. Fahrenheit can be abbreviated as F, for example 1° fahrenheit can be written as 1° F. Celsius can be abbreviated as C, for example 1° celsius can be written as 1° C.
The Fahrenheit temperature scale is primarily used in the United States, but other countries such as the Bahamas, Belize, the Cayman Islands, and Palau also use it. The temperature scale is divided into 180 even intervals between the freezing and boiling point of water, each of those intervals is a degree. Water freezes at 32° F and boils at 212° F. Physicist Gabriel Daniel created the scale in 1724.
The vast majority of the world uses the Celsius temperature scale, which is a temperature scale that ranges from 0°, the freezing point of water, to 100°, the boiling point of water. It was created by Anders Celsius in 1742 which is where it gets its name, though it's also commonly referred to as the centigrade scale because of the perfect 100 degree range from freezing to boiling.
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Fahrenheit Measurements and Equivalent Celsius Conversions
|-40° F||-40° C||70° F||21.11° C||180° F||82.22° C|
|-30° F||-34.44° C||80° F||26.67° C||190° F||87.78° C|
|-20° F||-28.89° C||90° F||32.22° C||200° F||93.33° C|
|-10° F||-23.33° C||100° F||37.78° C||300° F||148.89° C|
|0° F||-17.78° C||110° F||43.33° C||400° F||204.44° C|
|10° F||-12.22° C||120° F||48.89° C||500° F||260° C|
|20° F||-6.6667° C||130° F||54.44° C||600° F||315.56° C|
|30° F||-1.1111° C||140° F||60° C||700° F||371.11° C|
|40° F||4.4444° C||150° F||65.56° C||800° F||426.67° C|
|50° F||10° C||160° F||71.11° C||900° F||482.22° C|
|60° F||15.56° C||170° F||76.67° C||1000° F||537.78° C|