A thermometer reading 4˚C is brought into a room where the temperature reading is 30˚C. If the thermometer reads 10˚C after 2 minutes, determine the temperature reading 5 minutes after the thermometer is first brought into the room.
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So you didn't actually use "Newton' law of cooling", you used a formula derived from that.
Okay, here , and your formula becomes . You want to find H when t= 5 but you still don't know what "k" is. You can find that by using the fact that H= 10 when t= 2: . Then you can find H when t= 5 by using that same k and t= 5.
Warning: This is NOT linear! H(5) is NOT equal to H(2)+ H(3)! Do NOT find H(3), just use the formula with t= 5, not 3.
Were you expected to use Newton's Law of Cooling to solve this question? If yes, then the fact that k is a constant should be clear and you shouldn't be taking shortcuts by applying formulas you don't understand. If not, then the title of your post is misleading and a lot of time might have been wasted answering this question in a way that would ultimately have made no sense to you.