# 0 degrees Fahrenheit to Celsius

The Fahrenheit scale and Celsius scale both measure temperature but have different unit sizes.

## -17.778 degrees Celsius(°C)

The Fahrenheit scale and Celsius scale both measure temperature but have different unit sizes. The primary reason is that the two scales are defined by two fixed points. Water freezes to ice at a temperature of 0 degrees Celsius and is shown in the Fahrenheit scale as 32°F. 100°C marks the boiling point of water in the Celsius scale and 212°F on the Fahrenheit scale. Therefore, there is a difference of 100 and 180 degrees apart in the unit size of Celsius and Fahrenheit respectively.

When the Fahrenheit scale reads 0°F, the Celsius scale will be at -17.778°C. Although the Fahrenheit is commonly used in the United States, degrees Celsius was widely adopted by most countries worldwide.

For you to determine the calculation of 0 degrees Fahrenheit to degrees Celsius

180/100 can be simplified as 9/5 whereas 100/180 can be simplified as 5/9.

To determine the temperature in degrees Celsius, we first subtract 32 from the temperature reading in degrees Fahrenheit. Multiply the result by 5/9 to get the actual reading in degrees Celsius.

### Fahrenheit to Celsius Converter

#### `0 degrees Fahrenheit(°F) = -17.778 degrees Celsius(°C)`

##### Formula

0°F = -17.778°C is the standard principle used in the conversion. Therefore, it implies that zero degrees Fahrenheit is equivalent to -17.778 degrees Celsius.

T (°F) = [T (°C) – 32] x 5/9 is the method for converting degrees Celsius to degrees Fahrenheit.

##### For example;

Convert 0 degrees Fahrenheit to degrees Celsius.

##### Solution

T (°F) = [0°C – 32] x 5/9

= -17.778°C

#### Other methods that work

You can also determine the temperature result using a different method. First, you add 40 to the temperature in degrees Fahrenheit. Multiply the result by 5/9 and then subtract it from 40.

##### For example;

Convert 0 degrees Fahrenheit to degrees Celsius

##### Solution

0 + 40 = 40

40 x 5/9 = 22.22

22.22-40 = -17.778° Celsius