To convert any temperature in Fahrenheit to Celsius, follow this formula: subtract 32, multiply by 5, and divide by 9. When you input 41 degrees Fahrenheit into this formula, the result is 5 degrees Celsius.
- Subtract 32 from your Fahrenheit temperature
To convert 41 degrees Fahrenheit to Celsius, begin by subtracting 32. Your answer should be 9.
- Multiply your answer by 5
Next, multiply your answer by 5 to get 45.
- Divide your answer by 9
Finally, divide 45 by 9 to get 5 degrees Celsius as a final answer.
- Check your work, and make sure your answer makes sense
Fahrenheit and Celsius are both temperature scales. The formula you used to calculate your conversion was originally determined by comparing the temperatures at which water boils and freezes on both scales. On the Fahrenheit scale, water boils at 212 degrees and freezes at 32. On the Celsius scale, water boils at 100 degrees and freezes at 0. Knowing these landmark temperatures can help you check your math and make sure your conversion makes sense. Forty-one degrees is slightly above the temperature at which water freezes on the Fahrenheit scale; 5 degrees is slightly above the freezing point for Celsius, so the math checks out.