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# What is considered room temperature?

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Between 66 and 78 degrees Fahrenheit (20 to 25 degrees Celsius) is considered room temperature, according to the West Midlands Public Health Observatory in the U.K. The average value of 23 degrees Celsius is commonly given as this temperature, although there is no formal agreement among scientists on a single temperature called "room temperature."

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"Room temperature" is a colloquial expression used to describe the temperature range that corresponds to the maximum bodily comfort of the average person. Most adjustable indoor climate conditions are adjusted to around this temperature. In most contexts, the term can be used interchangeably with ambient temperature. WebMD and the Huffington Post state that 65 to 72 degrees Fahrenheit is the ideal temperature range for comfortable slumber.

Room temperature is sometimes confused with a more rigorously defined scientific parameter called "standard temperature," often accompanied by the notion of standard atmospheric pressure. Standard temperature and pressure are defined by the International Union of Pure and Applied Chemistry as exactly 25 degrees Celsius and 0.987 atmospheres. Scientists use this standard set of conditions to enable comparison between different sets of experimental values. The behavior of gases in particular changes considerably as temperature and pressure are varied, making it especially important to fix these values to standard temperature and pressure or other standard values when conducting experiments.

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The ideal temperature for keeping food warm in the oven until it is time to serve is between 140 degrees and 165 degrees Fahrenheit. Since harmful bacteria can grow when the temperature in the oven falls under 140 degrees, keeping food in the oven at the appropriate temperature until serving can help stave off food-borne illnesses and bacteria that cause food poisoning.

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As of April 2013, scientists have recorded the temperature in the center of the Earth to be 6,000 degrees Celsius. This is 1,000 degrees hotter than the measurement previously recorded from an experiment run 20 years prior.

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The complete equation is C = 5/9 (F - 32), where F is the temperature in degrees Fahrenheit and C is the temperature in degrees Celsius. Subtract 32 from the temperature in degrees Fahrenheit, which is 130 in this case. Then, multiply the difference by the numerator. Finally, divide the product by the denominator, and you will get a final answer of 54.44 degrees Celsius.