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Algebraic Expressions

Algebraic Expressions

Temperatures Exercises

Example 1

Alex is visiting his friend in Pamplona and wants to adjust the thermostat to 68 degrees F. However, the thermostat only gives readings in Celsius. To what temperature should Alex set the thermostat? Does it really matter? How well will the air conditioning work once a bull tears a hole through the drywall on its way through town?

Example 2

Marcie is making cookies using a recipe from England...because England is known for its high quality food? The recipe says to bake the cookies at 190 degrees Celsius. Marcie, who usually bakes her cookies at 190 degrees Fahrenheit—hence the general mushiness—has an oven with a temperature gauge showing degrees Fahrenheit, and has markings every 25 degrees (at 25, 50, 75, etc.). To what temperature should Marcie set her oven if she doesn't want to turn out her usual subpar product?

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