There are multiple temperature scales used across the world. Fahrenheit and Celsius are two of these temperature scales and many times, the conversion between the two is necessary.

## What are Fahrenheit and Celsius?

Temperature is measured on different scales, including Fahrenheit and Celsius scales. The units of the Celsius and Fahrenheit scales are called degrees. The symbol for the degree isº. A variation comprising 1 degree Fahrenheit is a smaller variation in the temperature. Fahrenheit is a measure of temperature that is denoted by the capital letter “F”. Water freezes at 32ºF and boils at 212ºF. In 1974, Gabriel Daniel Fahrenheit developed the Fahrenheit scale.

The degrees for Fahrenheit are more precise than the degrees for Celsius. Hence, it is suitable for preparing weather-related temperature reports more conveniently (without the need to use a decimal point). Celsius is a measure of temperature that is denoted by the capital letter “C” and it is also known as centigrade. Water freezes at 0ºC and boils at 100ºC. In 1742, Anders Celsius developed the Celsius scale.

## What is the Fahrenheit To Celsius Conversion Formula?

Most of the temperature measurements are done in Celsius. Hence, many find the need to convert Fahrenheit to Celsius like pharmacy technicians. Fire rescue and welding personnel may also need to use both scales.

To convert degree Fahrenheit (ºF) to degree Celsius (ºC) , we are required to use the following formula:-

T_{C}=5/9*(T_{F}-32)

Where:

T_{C} = Temperature in Celsius

T_{F} = Temperature in Fahrenheit

## Solved Examples

**Convert 86ºF to ºC**

T_{C}=5/9*(T_{F}-32)

T_{C}=5/9*(86-32)

T_{C}=5/9*(54)

T_{C}=30

Thus, 86ºF is equal to 30ºC.

**Convert 115ºF to ºC**

T_{C}=5/9*(T_{F}-32)

T_{C}=5/9*(115-32)

T_{C}=5/9*(83)

T_{C}=46.1

Thus, 115ºF is equal to 46.1ºC.

**Convert normal body temperature 98.6ºF to ºC**

T_{C}=5/9*(T_{F}-32)

T_{C}=5/9*(98.6-32)

T_{C}=5/9*(66.6)

T_{C}=37

Thus, the normal body temperature of 98.6ºF is equal to 37ºC.