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There are three common temperature scales: Fahrenheit, Celsius (centigrade), and Kelvin. The temperatures at which water at sea level freezes and boils on these three scales are:

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The unit of temperature is the same in the Celsius and Kelvin scales: a change of one degree Celsius is the same as a change of one kelvin. The temperature $0$ on the Kelvin scale, which is $273.15$ degrees below zero on the Celsius scale and $459.67$ degrees below zero on the Fahrenheit scale, is called absolute zero. It's as cold as it gets: there is no temperature below zero on the Kelvin scale.

To convert from to compute
degrees Celsius kelvins $K=C+273.15$
degrees Celsius degrees Fahrenheit $F=1.8\,C+32$
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kelvins degrees Celsius $C=K-273.15$
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