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    Which temperature is hegher 300 degree F or 400 K?

    a) 300 degreeF
    b) 400 k
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    Quote Originally Posted by Candy
    Which temperature is hegher 300 degree F or 400 K?

    a) 300 degreeF
    b) 400 k
    Convert both to Celsius.

    b) 400-273=127^oC
    Use the formula,
    a) \frac{9}{5}C+32=F
    Thus,
    C=\frac{5}{9}(F-32)
    Thus,
    C=\frac{5}{9}(300-32)=\frac{5}{9}(268)\approx 148^o C
    Now you can decide which is hotter.
    Last edited by CaptainBlack; August 24th 2006 at 11:31 PM.
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