Fahrenheit to Celsius

Here we show you how to convert Fahrenheit to Celsius.

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The temperature scale Fahrenheit is named after Daniel Gabriel Fahrenheit, a German physicist, whereas the also common temperature scale Celsius is attributed to Anders Celsius, a Swedish astronomer.

The symbols for these units of measurement are °F and °C, respectively.

Read on below to learn all about Fahrenheit to centigrade, and make sure to check out our calculator.


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Fahrenheit to Celsius Formula

The degrees Fahrenheit to degrees Celsius Formula is °C = (°F − 32) / 0.555…

More formally, the formula is written as [°C] = ([°F] − 32) x 5 ⁄ 9.

In the next part you can find a F to Celsius example.

How to Convert the Temperature

Time needed: 1 minute

How to Convert Fahrenheit to Celsius

  1. Deduct 32

    Subtract 32 from the temperature in Fahrenheit.

  2. Multiply the Term by 5 Over 9

    Multiply the value of step 1 by 0.555…

  3. Change the Unit

    Replace °F with °C.

For example, to change 100 °F to °C:

Subtract 32 from 100 to obtain 68. Then multiply 68 by 5 / 9.

The result is 37.77 centigrades.

The easiest way to conduct the f to c conversion is by using our app at the top of this page.

About our Fahrenheit to Celsius Converter

A few words regarding our app at the beginning of this article:

Enter the temperature in °F, then check the result.

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Definition of Temperature

Temperature = the average kinetic energy of the atoms or molecules in an object.

In the next paragraph we are going to review the FAQs in the context of this page.

Frequently Asked Questions

How Do You Convert F to C Easily?

To convert Fahrenheit to Celsius without a calculator subtract 30 from the degrees Fahrenheit, then divide the value by 2, to obtain the estimated temperature in degrees Celsius.

Which is Hotter 0 F or 0 C?

0 °C = 32 °F, 0 °F = -17.78 °C. Thus, 0 °C is hotter.

How Do You Calculate the Temperature?

Temperature is the manifestation of thermal energy measured with a thermometer calibrated in the Celsius scale (°C), the Fahrenheit scale (°F), or the Kelvin scale (K).

Which is Hotter Fahrenheit or Celsius?

At -40° both temperature scales are equal. Below that intersection, Celsius is hotter, above -40° Fahrenheit is hotter.

Why Do Americans Use Fahrenheit?

Historically, British colonialism is the reason why Americans use Fahrenheit. These days, America’s unwillingness to abolish the Fahrenheit temperature scale is part of its general refusal to change over to the metric system.

How is the Temperature Difference Calculated?

Deduct the subtrahend from the minuend to find the temperature difference.

How Do You Calculate F to C?

To convert a temperature from degrees Fahrenheit to degrees Celsius, subtract 32, then divide the value in Fahrenheit by 5/9.

Who Uses Celsius and Fahrenheit?

Only the United States, Palau, Belize, the Cayman Islands as well as the Bahamas employ Fahrenheit as their official scale; all other countries use Celsius..

What is the Formula For the Temperature?

The formula for the temperature change of a body is: Δ T = Q / mc. Q = amount of heat exchanged, m = mass, c = specific heat.

The following chart contains frequent temperature values:

Fahrenheit to Celsius Chart

-459.67 °F-273.15 °CAbsolute Zero Temperature
-50 °F-45.56 °C 
-40 °F-40 °C 
-30 °F-34.44 °C 
-20 °F-28.89 °C 
-10 °F-23.33 °C 
-27 °F-32.78 °C 
-26 °F-32.22 °C 
0 °F-17.78 °C 
1 °F-17.22 °C 
2 °F-16.67 °C 
3 °F-16.11 °C 
4 °F-15.56 °C 
5 °F-15 °C 
6 °F-14.44 °C 
7 °F-13.89 °C 
8 °F-13.33 °C 
9 °F-12.78 °C 
10 °F-12.22 °C 
11 °F-11.67 °C 
12 °F-11.11 °C 
13 °F-10.56 °C 
14 °F-10 °C 
15 °F-9.44 °C 
16 °F-8.89 °C 
17 °F-8.33 °C 
18 °F-7.78 °C 
19 °F-7.22 °C 
20 °F-6.67 °C 
21 °F-6.11 °C 
22 °F-5.56 °C 
23 °F-5 °C 
24 °F-4.44 °C 
25 °F-3.89 °C 
26 °F-3.33 °C 
27 °F-2.78 °C 
28 °F-2.22 °C 
29 °F-1.67 °C 
30 °F-1.11 °C 
31 °F-0.56 °C 
32 °F0 °CFreezing Temperature of Water
33 °F0.56 °C 
34 °F1.11 °C 
35 °F1.67 °C 
36 °F2.22 °C 
37 °F2.78 °C 
38 °F3.33 °C 
39 °F3.89 °C 
40 °F4.44 °C 
41 °F5 °C 
42 °F5.56 °C 
43 °F6.11 °C 
44 °F6.67 °C 
45 °F7.22 °C 
46 °F7.78 °C 
47 °F8.33 °C 
48 °F8.89 °C 
49 °F9.44 °C 
50 °F10 °C 
51 °F10.56 °C 
52 °F11.11 °C 
53 °F11.67 °C 
54 °F12.22 °C 
55 °F12.78 °C 
56 °F13.33 °C 
57 °F13.89 °C 
58 °F14.44 °C 
59 °F15 °C 
60 °F15.56 °C 
61 °F16.11 °C 
62 °F16.67 °C 
63 °F17.22 °C 
64 °F17.78 °C 
65 °F18.33 °C 
66 °F18.89 °C 
67 °F19.44 °C 
68 °F20 °C 
69 °F20.56 °C 
70 °F21.11 °C 
71 °F21.67 °C 
72 °F22.22 °C 
73 °F22.78 °C 
74 °F23.33 °C 
75 °F23.89 °C 
76 °F24.44 °C 
77 °F25 °C 
78 °F25.56 °C 
79 °F26.11 °C 
80 °F26.67 °C 
81 °F27.22 °C 
82 °F27.78 °C 
83 °F28.33 °C 
84 °F28.89 °C 
85 °F29.44 °C 
86 °F30 °C 
87 °F30.56 °C 
88 °F31.11 °C 
89 °F31.67 °C 
90 °F32.22 °C 
91 °F32.78 °C 
92 °F33.33 °C 
93 °F33.89 °C 
94 °F34.44 °C 
95 °F35 °C 
96 °F35.56 °C 
97 °F36.11 °C 
98 °F36.67 °C 
98.6 °F37 °CAverage Body Temperature
99 °F37.22 °C 
100 °F37.78 °C 
101 °F38.33 °C 
102 °F38.89 °C 
103 °F39.44 °C 
104 °F40 °C 
105 °F40.56 °C 
106 °F41.11 °C 
107 °F41.67 °C 
108 °F42.22 °C 
109 °F42.78 °C 
110 °F43.33 °C 
111 °F43.89 °C 
112 °F44.44 °C 
113 °F45 °C 
114 °F45.56 °C 
115 °F46.11 °C 
116 °F46.67 °C 
117 °F47.22 °C 
118 °F47.78 °C 
119 °F48.33 °C 
120 °F48.89 °C 
121 °F49.44 °C 
122 °F50 °C 
123 °F50.56 °C 
124 °F51.11 °C 
125 °F51.67 °C 
126 °F52.22 °C 
127 °F52.78 °C 
128 °F53.33 °C 
129 °F53.89 °C 
130 °F54.44 °C 
131 °F55 °C 
132 °F55.56 °C 
133 °F56.11 °C 
134 °F56.67 °C 
135 °F57.22 °C 
136 °F57.78 °C 
137 °F58.33 °C 
138 °F58.89 °C 
139 °F59.44 °C 
140 °F60 °C 
141 °F60.56 °C 
142 °F61.11 °C 
143 °F61.67 °C 
144 °F62.22 °C 
145 °F62.78 °C 
146 °F63.33 °C 
147 °F63.89 °C 
148 °F64.44 °C 
149 °F65 °C 
150 °F65.56 °C 
151 °F66.11 °C 
152 °F66.67 °C 
153 °F67.22 °C 
154 °F67.78 °C 
155 °F68.33 °C 
156 °F68.89 °C 
157 °F69.44 °C 
158 °F70 °C 
159 °F70.56 °C 
160 °F71.11 °C 
161 °F71.67 °C 
162 °F72.22 °C 
163 °F72.78 °C 
164 °F73.33 °C 
165 °F73.89 °C 
166 °F74.44 °C 
167 °F75 °C 
168 °F75.56 °C 
169 °F76.11 °C 
170 °F76.67 °C 
171 °F77.22 °C 
172 °F77.78 °C 
173 °F78.33 °C 
174 °F78.89 °C 
175 °F79.44 °C 
176 °F80 °C 
177 °F80.56 °C 
178 °F81.11 °C 
179 °F81.67 °C 
180 °F82.22 °C 
181 °F82.78 °C 
182 °F83.33 °C 
183 °F83.89 °C 
184 °F84.44 °C 
185 °F85 °C 
186 °F85.56 °C 
187 °F86.11 °C 
188 °F86.67 °C 
189 °F87.22 °C 
190 °F87.78 °C 
191 °F88.33 °C 
192 °F88.89 °C 
193 °F89.44 °C 
194 °F90 °C 
195 °F90.56 °C 
196 °F91.11 °C 
197 °F91.67 °C 
198 °F92.22 °C 
199 °F92.78 °C 
200 °F93.33 °C 
201 °F93.89 °C 
202 °F94.44 °C 
203 °F95 °C 
204 °F95.56 °C 
205 °F96.11 °C 
206 °F96.67 °C 
207 °F97.22 °C 
208 °F97.78 °C 
209 °F98.33 °C 
210 °F98.89 °C 
211 °F99.44 °C 
212 °F100 °CBoiling Temperature of Water
300 °F148.89 °C 
400 °F204.44 °C 
500 °F260 °C 
600 °F315.56 °C 
700 °F371.11 °C 
800 °F426.67 °C 
900 °F482.22 °C 
1000 °F537.78 °C 

Additional Information on F to Celsius

By reading that far you know the most important facts about the conversion, be it either for professional reasons or private purposes you can now transform these temperature units with ease.

Frequent temperature conversions in this group include, for example:

We have created this temperature conversion site to help people transforming the temperature degrees between these two units.

Sometimes we used the term centigrade, which is a synonym for degrees Celsius.

Below you can find some key temperature conversions:

  • Absolute zero in °F = −459.67 °F
  • Absolute zero in °C = −273.15 °C
  • Intersection of the two scales: -40°
  • Human body temperature 37.0 °C or 98.6 °F on average

On the Fahrenheit scale, the freezing point of water is approximately 32 degrees Fahrenheit (°F) and the boiling point is at 212 °F, provided standard atmospheric pressure conditions.

On the Celsius temperature scale the freezing point of water is approximately 0 degrees Celsius (°C) and the boiling point is at 100 °C, assumed standard atmospheric pressure.

Rule of Thumb

The approximate temperature for F to C is:

Subtract 30 and halve the resulting temperature


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Remember that the thermometer temperature can differ from the perceived warmth and cold.

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