Most Americans think of temperature in degrees Fahrenheit. However, the majority of the world uses the degrees Celsius scale. Knowing how to convert is easy if you know the formula. For example, if you have a thermometer that only measures in Celsius, but you need to figure out whether someone has a fever, you would need to convert from Celsius to Fahrenheit.
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Multiply 38.5 degrees Celsius by 9 to get 346.5.
Divide 346.5 by 5 to get 69.3.
Add 32 to to 69.3 to find that 38.5 degrees Celsius equates to 101.3 degrees Fahrenheit.
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