Giancoli's Physics: Principles with Applications, 7th Edition
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Temperature and Kinetic Theory
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13-1: Atomic Theory
13-2: Temperature and Thermometers
13-4: Thermal Expansion
13-5: Gas Laws; Absolute Temperature
13-6 and 13-7: Ideal Gas Law
13-8: Ideal Gas Law in Terms of Molecules; Avogadro's Number
13-9: Molecular Interpretation of Temperature
13-11: Real Gases; Phase Changes
13-12: Vapor Pressure and Humidity
13-13: Diffusion

Question by Giancoli, Douglas C., Physics: Principles with Applications, 7th Ed., ©2014, Reprinted by permission of Pearson Education Inc., New York.
Problem 5
Q

# A thermometer tells you that you have a fever of $38.9 ^\circ \textrm{C}$. What is this in Fahrenheit?

A
$102.0^\circ\textrm{F}$

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This is Giancoli Answers with Mr. Dychko. Temperature in degrees Fahrenheit is 9/5 times the temperature in degrees Celsius plus 32. So, if the thermometer says you have a fever at 38.9 degrees Celsius. Multiply that by 9/5 and then add 32 and you get 102.0 degrees Fahrenheit.

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