Chapter 10, Problem 7P

### College Physics

11th Edition
Raymond A. Serway + 1 other
ISBN: 9781305952300

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Section

### College Physics

11th Edition
Raymond A. Serway + 1 other
ISBN: 9781305952300
Textbook Problem

# A person’s body temperature is 101.6°F, indicating a fever of 5.0°F above the normal average body temperature of 98.6°F. How many degrees above normal is this body temperature on the Celsius scale?

To determine
The temperature change on Celsius scale.

Explanation

Given Info: The temperature rose from T1=98.6Î¿F and T2=101.6Î¿F .

Formula to calculate the temperature on Celsius scale is,

(T)Î¿C=59[(T)Î¿Fâˆ’32Î¿] Â Â Â Â Â  (I)

• T is the temperature.

On Differentiating Equation (I),

(Î”T)Î¿C=59[(Î”T)Î¿F] Â Â Â Â Â  (II)

• Î”T is the change in temperature

The change in temperature on Fahrenheit scale is,

Î”T=T2âˆ’T1

Substitute T2âˆ’T1 for Î”T in Equation (II)

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