### Quick math temp conversions

Fri, May 19, 2023
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# Quick math temp conversions

Commit to memory; converting to and from Celsius and Farenheit.

Close enough approximations which are good enough for field work.

C to F

```
(Cx2) + 30
10 celsius X 2 = 20
20 + 30 = 50
Exact is formula is:
(10*1.8) + 32
so comparing the two methods the difference is
quick: 50
exact: 50
If the temp is 30C
the delta between the methods grows slightly
quick: 90
exact: 86
```

F to C

```
(F-30)/2
55 - 30 = 25
25/2 = 12.5
Exact formula is:
(F-32)/1.8
comparing them:
quick: 12.5
exact: 12.7
```

This cowboy math is basically all you need in life.

Calculatingusing decimals and fractions is dumb when you can approximate it using year 3 math skills.

Hardest part is remembering the formula.

Tags:

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#math #til #skills
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