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Re: OT: Temperature Conversions

  • To: Multiple recipients of list <iris-l@rt66.com>
  • Subject: Re: OT: Temperature Conversions
  • From: "Albert F. Limberg" <campconn@pacbell.net>
  • Date: Sat, 6 Sep 1997 21:17:44 -0600 (MDT)

Hey Gang:

Simplest solutions of all:

1.  Don't convert, who needs to?

2.  Use a conversion table.

3.  Put the formula on your computer and run a macro.

In this day and age of automation . . . why work so hard.  Iris list
members have better things to do than convert Fahrenheit to Celsius and

Do something useful . . . go weed an iris bed <g>!

Al Limberg
Concord, CA

John I Jones wrote:
> Michael Cook wrote:
> >
> >      Since those of us in the United States use Fahrenheit and those in
> > most other nations uses Celsius, this may be helpful to someone.  This
> > method is far easier to use than using the fractions 5/9 or 9/5.
> Phooey!
> Maybe for some, but for me multiplying fractions 5/9 or 9/5 in my head
> is easier than multiplying or (especially) dividing by 1.8 in my head.
> There aren't many absolutes in this world.
> John                     | "There be dragons here"
>                          |  Annotation used by ancient cartographers
>                          |  to indicate the edge of the known world.
> John Jones, jijones@ix.netcom.com
> Fremont CA, USDA zone 8/9 (coastal, bay)
> Max high 95F/35C, Min Low 28F/-2C average 10 days each
> Heavy clay base for my raised beds.

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