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How does this work?!

  1. Savva Pelou profile image73
    Savva Pelouposted 6 years ago

    How does this work?!

    If the temperature this morning is 0 degrees and the Weather Channel says, "it will be twice as cold tomorrow", what will the temperature be?!

  2. Don Bobbitt profile image95
    Don Bobbittposted 6 years ago

    Looks like one of the Google Gadget "Things to Ponder" postings available for Google Blogs????

  3. WoodsmensPost profile image69
    WoodsmensPostposted 6 years ago

    What you have to do to solve this is first :

    1. convert Fahrenheit to Celsius

    0°F = -17.778°C

    2. Multiply times 2

    -17.778°C X 2 = -35.556°C

    3. Convert back to Fahrenheit

    -35.556°C = -32°F

    So your answer would be -32°F is twice as cold as 0°F

  4. DavyJones02 profile image82
    DavyJones02posted 6 years ago

    I agree with woodsmensPost that theoratically that works, but if you would use Kelvin in stead of Celsius the answer is different,
    0 °F = 255.37 K
    255.37 / 2 = 127.69
    127.69 K = -229.84 °F  (And this would be a very simplified and wrong way to calculate this)

    I know that is extremely cold but there is no good reason to use Celsius over Kelvin, I don't think you can just take another scale and use it to convert the temperature. Next to that colder is a vague term.

    Nice question but I don't think the answer is simple..

  5. wilbury4 profile image70
    wilbury4posted 6 years ago

    Good question!
    I would work on the fact that the comfortable temperature for humans is averaged at 21'C.
    Therefore 0'C is 21'below that average.
    So, twice as cold would be -21'C
    This is just my opinion, a thought as to what it could mean. Personally I think it is just slang English, meaning it will be very much colder tomorrow.
    Just wrap up well!!

 
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