the exact value is 574.5875 and we take degrees centigrade plus 273..15 as Kelvin temperature....

Coming to his question, the bucket of water would at 30 degrees Fahrenheit would have frozen at thirtytwo degree F! so the ball wouldn't sink in the bucket of water at 30 deg f!!!]]>

°F=1.8°C+32

∴ °F=1.8(K-273.15)+32

Ganesh wants to know when these are the same, so solve y=1.8(y-273.15)+32.

Expand the brackets: y=1.8y-491.67+32

Combine the numbers: y=1.8y-459.67

Add 459.67-y to both sides: 0.8y=459.67

Solve: y=575°F/K to the nearest unit. We can't really be more accurate than that because we don't know the exact value of how much bigger K is than °C.

To keep with the theme of temperature, if you have one bucket of water at 30°C and one at 30°F and drop a ball (that sinks!) into both, which will reach the bottom first?

]]>Woah......what's Mr. Potato head doing on front of a box of chips?

Yeah, bit of a far out marketing concept, hey?

But on with the puzzles.

Kelvin is just Celsius shifted upwards by 273.16, the idea being that absolute zero is 0° K. This would make room temperature about 293°.

Todays forecast: fine, sunny with tops around 295°

So, convert from °K to °C, then from °C to °F. Ohhh, my poor brain hurts ... someone help me ....

]]>1 Kelvin = -457.87 degrees Fahrenheit]]>

Can you guess at what temperature degree Fahrenheit would be equal to Kelvin?]]>

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Oh well, at least that happened here instead of in an exam...

P.S. Brilliant avatar!

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Each person would shake hands with thirteen others,

resulting in 14 x 13 = 182

but a handshake involves two people....

divide that by 2, you get 91...

the way to solve this problem is n(n-1) = 91 x 2 = 182

Solve the equation, you get n=14.

My 100 clean jokes remain with me, ha!

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]]>With n people, the number of handshakes would be the (n-1)th triangular number.

This means that with 91 people, there would be the 90th triangular number of handshakes, which is

(90*91)/2=4095 handshakes.

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