TEMPERATURE CONVERSION RIDDLE
 
METEOROLOGIST JEFF HABY
Riddle: There is a temperature that has the same numerical value on both the
Fahrenheit and Kelvin temperature scales. What is this value? also show how you found
this value
Answer to Riddle: Two equations will be needed to solve the riddle. The first equation is the
equation to convert from Kelvin to Fahrenheit. The second equation is a Fahrenheit temperature
that equals a Kelvin temperature. To solve, substitute F for K in the first equation and solve
for F. The value found will be the same on both temperature scales. That value is 574.25
Equation 1: F = 1.8*(K  273) + 32
Equation 2: F = K
F = 1.8*(F  273) + 32
F = 1.8*F  1.8(273) + 32
F = 1.8*F  491.4 + 32
F = 1.8*F  459.4
0.8*F = 459.4
F = 574.25


