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If it is zero degrees outside today and it is supposed to be twice as cold tomorrow how cold will it be?
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If it is zero degrees outside today and it is supposed to be twice as cold tomorrow how cold will it be?
What's impossible about it? You do realise that 0 is an annihilating element, right?
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0 degrees what? Celcius, Kelvin, or American?
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Convert 0 degrees to another unit double that and convert back to degrees celcius
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If it is zero degrees outside today and it is supposed to be twice as cold tomorrow how cold will it be?
0^\circ = 273k

273\div 2=136.5k = -136.5^\circ

hopefully i'm not wrong
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Twice as cold doesn't really make sense. The first thing that comes to mind is what thefatone did but that's more "half as hot" rather than "twice as cold". Heat is energy, cold is the absence of that heat, it isn't really a thing in and of itself
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What do you mean by twice as cold? If you mean that the gas particles have half as much kinetic energy then thefatone is right.
Edit: no, it depends on if you're working in Celsius or American degrees
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0 degrees what? Celcius, Kelvin, or American?
Kelvin isn't a degree measure.
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Kelvin isn't a degree measure.
Oh ok. How come they write it with the degrees symbol?
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0^\circ = 273k

273\div 2=136.5k = -136.5^\circ

hopefully i'm not wrong
capital K for Kelvin
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Oh ok. How come they write it with the degrees symbol?
They don't, AFAIK.
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capital K for Kelvin
NOOOOOOOOOO my downfall always dem symbols
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They don't, AFAIK.
Oh ofc.. I've seen it somewhere like that but I know it's deffo 273.15K
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