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Converting temperature units is important in many fields, including cooking, physics, engineering, and medicine. Understanding temperature in different units is also necessary when traveling between countries that use different systems of measurement. The two most commonly used temperature scales are Celsius and Fahrenheit. To convert from one to the other, a simple formula can be used. For example, to convert 100°C to Fahrenheit, the formula is (100°C x 9/5) + 32 = 212°F.

The Kelvin scale is used in scientific calculations and absolute zero, the lowest temperature that can be reached, is defined as 0 Kelvin or -273.15°C. The Rankine scale is used in thermodynamics and is based on the Fahrenheit scale, but with absolute zero defined as 0°R.

Proper conversion of temperature units is crucial in industries such as HVAC, where accurate temperature readings can impact safety, efficiency, and comfort. It is also important in the pharmaceutical industry where specific temperatures are required for the storage and transportation of sensitive products.

Overall, the ability to accurately convert temperature units is a valuable skill in many industries and everyday life.

Robert Radford (Quebec, Canada) © MMXXIII