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# Convert ${37^ \circ }C$ to $^ \circ F$

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Hint: Celsius and fahrenheit are the two units of temperature. Celsius scale, or centigrade scale, is a temperature scale that is based on the freezing point of water at ${0^ \circ }C$ and the boiling point of water at ${100^ \circ }C$. Fahrenheit scale is a temperature scale that is based on the freezing point of water at ${32^ \circ }F$ and the boiling point of water at ${212^ \circ }F$.

In the Celsius scale there are $100$ degrees between the freezing point and the boiling point of water compared to $180$ degrees in the Fahrenheit scale. This means that ${1^ \circ }C = {1.8^ \circ }F$.
The temperature in degrees Fahrenheit is equal to the temperature in degrees Celsius times $\dfrac{9}{5}$ plus $32$:
${T_{{(^ \circ }F)}} = {T_{{(^ \circ }C)}} \times \dfrac{9}{5} + 32$
Or
${T_{{(^ \circ }F)}} = {T_{{(^ \circ }C)}} \times 1.8 + 32$
For,${37^ \circ }C$, the temperature in fahrenheit is equal to:
$F = (\dfrac{9}{5} \times 37) + 32$
Therefore ${37^ \circ }C$ is equal to ${98.6^ \circ }F$.

The Fahrenheit scale is now usually defined by two fixed points. The temperature at which pure water ice melts is defined as ${32^ \circ }F$ and the boiling point of water is defined to be ${212^ \circ }F$, both at sea level and under standard atmospheric pressure.
The Fahrenheit scale was the primary temperature standard for climatic, industrial and medical purposes in English-speaking countries until the $1960s$. The Celsius scale replaced Fahrenheit in almost all of those countries with the notable exception of the United States and in certain cases, the United Kingdom typically during their general metrication process.