Hi, I am new to this forum. I'm trying to help my daughter with a chemistry problem and need some help. I believe it falls into the algebra catagory so I hope I can get help here. I have been able to help her convert from celcius to F and from F to celcius so far, but this problem does not work out for me....
C= 5/9(-80.0-32)
the correct answer is shown as 62.2 in the example but I can't figure out how to get there??
using a simple calculator...don't have a scientific one yet. I made a mistake...the answer is negative in the book. I did not convert to decimal before multiplying. I see how to get the answer now. Still, when I converted C to F as well as F to C in earlier problems, I did solve using 5/9 and the other number over 1 and I was able to get the correct answer. Why do I get the wrong answer when I tried to solve using 5/9 x -112/1 ??