What Is the Equivalent of 62 Degrees Fahrenheit in Degrees Celsius?


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The equivalent of 62 degrees Fahrenheit is 16.67 degrees Celsius. The conversion is determined by the formula of subtracting 32 from the 62 degrees Fahrenheit and then dividing the difference by 1.8.

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The formula for converting from degrees Fahrenheit to degrees Celsius is based on the 180-degree difference between the freezing and boiling points of water in Fahrenheit. The freezing point of water is 32 degrees in Fahrenheit and zero degrees in Celsius. Celsius is a unit from the metric system of measurement used by most of the world and in most scientific contexts. Fahrenheit is part of the imperial system of measurement.

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