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  • by mRpeNa
    Specializes in LTC.

can someone tell me the conversion for 99.3F into 37.4C?


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Specializes in ICU, ED, PACU.


'c * (9/5) + 32= 'f



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Specializes in E.R..

Fahr to Celsius= (F - 32) x 5/9

Celsius to Fahr= (C x 9/5) + 32

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can someone tell me the conversion for 99.3f into 37.4c?

if you have your own copy of
taber's cyclopedic medical dictionary
you will find the formula for this conversion in the appendix. in my copy it is in appendix 8 (units of measurement) in the section on conversion rules and factors in a paragraph for temperature:

given a temperature on the fahrenheit scale; to convert it to degrees celsius, subtract 32 and multiply by 5/9. given a temperature on the celsius scale; to convert it to degrees fahrenheit, multiply by 9/5 and add 32. degrees celsius are equivalent to degrees centigrade.

mosby's medical, nursing, & allied health dictionary
it is in appendix 1 (units of measurement) temperature and along with these instructions a conversion grid is given:

convert centigrade or celsius degrees to fahrenheit degrees
: multiply the number of centigrade degrees by 9/5 and add 32 to the result.
to convert fahrenheit degrees to centigrade degrees:
subtract 32 from the number of fahrenheit degrees and multiply the difference by 5/9.

99.3 - 32 x 5/9 = 37.38888
, which is then rounded off to
37.4 c

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