# How does this work?!

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Savva Pelouposted 7 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?!

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Don Bobbittposted 7 years ago

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WoodsmensPostposted 7 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

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DavyJones02posted 7 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..

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wilbury4posted 7 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.
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