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According to the formula F = 9/5*C + 32, if the temperature in degrees

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According to the formula \(F=\frac{9}{5}*C +32\), if the temperature in degrees Farenheit (F) increases by 27, by how much does the temperature in degrees Celsius (C) increase?


(A) 9

(B) 15

(C) 47

(D) \(48 \frac{3}{5}\)

(E) 59

Originally posted by usre123 on 27 Sep 2013, 23:25.
Last edited by Bunuel on 04 Feb 2019, 04:49, edited 2 times in total.
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Re: According to the formula F = 9/5*C + 32, if the temperature in degrees  [#permalink]

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Could someone please explain what happens to the F=9/5 (C) +32? In all of the provided solutions, no one does anything with this, but I'm confused as to why that is.



32 is constant. It doesn't bring about the change. The change is defined by the relation between F and C only. 32 just gets cancelled out.

F1 = (9/5)*C1 + 32 ......(I)
F2 = (9/5)*C2 + 32 ......(II)

(II) - (I)

F2 - F1 = (9/5)*(C2 - C1) + 32 - 32

F2 - F1 = (9/5)*(C2 - C1)

27 = (9/5)*(C2 - C1)

(C2 - C1) = 15
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Re: According to the formula F = 9/5*C + 32, if the temperature in degrees  [#permalink]

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According to the formula F=9/5 (C) +32, if the temperature in degrees Farenheit (F) increases by 27, by how much does the temperature in degrees Celsius (C) increase?

A)9
B)15
C)47
D) 48 3/5
E) 59


\(F_i = \frac{9}{5}* (C_i) +32\)

\(F_i+27= \frac{9}{5}* (C_f) +32\)

On Subtracting, we get\(27 = \frac{9}{5}* (C_f-C_i) \to (C_f-C_i) = 3*5 = 15\)

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usre123 wrote:
According to the formula F=9/5 (C) +32, if the temperature in degrees Farenheit (F) increases by 27, by how much does the temperature in degrees Celsius (C) increase?

A)9
B)15
C)47
D) 48 3/5
E) 59


You can plug in values.

C = 5/9*(F-32)

F=32 --> C=0;
F=32+27=59 --> C=5/9*27=15.

Increase = 15 degrees.

Answer: B.


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Bunuel wrote:
usre123 wrote:
According to the formula F=9/5 (C) +32, if the temperature in degrees Farenheit (F) increases by 27, by how much does the temperature in degrees Celsius (C) increase?

A)9
B)15
C)47
D) 48 3/5
E) 59


You can plug in values.

C = 5/9*(F-32)

F=32 --> C=0;
F=32+27=59 --> C=5/9*27=15.

Increase = 15 degrees.

Answer: B.


I dont understand why you only multiplied 5/9 by 27. what about F-32?
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Bunuel wrote:
usre123 wrote:
According to the formula F=9/5 (C) +32, if the temperature in degrees Farenheit (F) increases by 27, by how much does the temperature in degrees Celsius (C) increase?

A)9
B)15
C)47
D) 48 3/5
E) 59


You can plug in values.

C = 5/9*(F-32)

F=32 --> C=0;
F=32+27=59 --> C=5/9*27=15.

Increase = 15 degrees.

Answer: B.


I dont understand why you only multiplied 5/9 by 27. what about F-32?


If F=59, then \(C = \frac{5}{9}*(F-32) = \frac{5}{9}*(59-32) = \frac{5}{9}*27 = 15\).

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Could someone please explain what happens to the F=9/5 (C) +32? In all of the provided solutions, no one does anything with this, but I'm confused as to why that is.
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skimmingit wrote:
Could someone please explain what happens to the F=9/5 (C) +32? In all of the provided solutions, no one does anything with this, but I'm confused as to why that is.



32 is constant. It doesn't bring about the change. The change is defined by the relation between F and C only. 32 just gets cancelled out.

F1 = (9/5)*C1 + 32 ......(I)
F2 = (9/5)*C2 + 32 ......(II)

(II) - (I)

F2 - F1 = (9/5)*(C2 - C1) + 32 - 32

F2 - F1 = (9/5)*(C2 - C1)

27 = (9/5)*(C2 - C1)

(C2 - C1) = 15


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since the change is defined by the relation between F and C only, we can say directly that the "change in F" is equal to 9/5 times the "change in C". That's it...

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