The answer is: 36.94 degrees Celsius or 36.94 C

Let's look into the conversion between Fahrenheit and Celsius scales in detail.

Calculate 98.5° Fahrenheit to Celsius (98.5F to °C)

98.5 Degrees Fahrenheit = 36.94 Degrees Celsius

Temperature Conversion - Degrees Fahrenheit into Degrees Celsius

Fahrenheit to celsius conversion formula is all about converting the temperature denoting in Fahrenheit to Celsius. As mentioned earlier, the temperature of boiling (hot) water in Celsius is 0 degrees and in Fahrenheit is 21 degrees, the formula to convert F to C is

C = (F - 32) x 5/9

The math is here is fairly simple, and can be easily understood by an example. Let's say we need to 98.5 Fahrenheit to Celsius

How To Convert 98.5 F to C?

To convert 98.5 degrees Fahrenheit to Celsius, all one needs is to put in the values in the converter equation-

C = (F - 32) x 5/9

C = 36.94 degrees

Thus, after applying the formula to convert 98.5 Fahrenheit to Celsius, the answer is -

98.5F = 36.94C


98.5 degrees Fahrenheit equals 36.94 degrees Celsius!

Frequently asked questions about converting 98.5 Fahrenheit into Celsius

How much is 98.5 degrees Fahrenheit in Celsius?

98.5F to C = 36.94 C

How to Convert From Fahrenheit to Celsius and Celsius to Fahrenheit - Quick and Easy Method

What is the formula to calculate Fahrenheit to Celsius?

The F to C formula is

(F - 32) 5/9 = C

When we enter 98.5 for F in the formula, we get

(98.5 - 32) 5/9  = 36.94 C

To be able to solve the (98.5 - 32) 5/9 equation, we first subtract 32 from 98.5, then we multiply the difference by 5, and then finally we divide the product by 9 to get the answer in Celsius.

What is the simplest way of converting Fahrenheit into Celsius?

The boiling temperature of water in Fahrenheit is 21 and 0 in Celsius. So, the simplest formula to calculate the difference is

C = (F - 32) 5/9

For converting Fahrenheit into Celsius, you can use this formula Fahrenheit Temperature 32/ 2 = Celsius Temperature.

But this is not the only formula that is used for the conversion as some people believe it doesnt give out the exact number.

One another formula that is believed to be equally easy and quick is 

(F - 32) x .5556

While there are other temperature units like Kelvin, Raumur, and Rankine as well, Degree Celsius and Degree Fahrenheit are the most commonly used.

While Fahrenheit is primarily used in the US and its territories, Celsius has gained more popularity in the rest of the world. For those using these two different scales, the numbers that denote that temperature are quite different.

For example, water freezes at Zero Degree Celsius and boils at 100 degrees, the readings are 32-degree Fahrenheit as the freezing point of water and 212 degrees for boiling.

For Celsius Conversions

For Celsius conversion, all you need to do is start with the temperature in Celsius. Subtract 30 from the resultant figure, and finally, divide your answer by 2!

Common F and C Temperature Table

C F What it represents?
-40 -40 Celsius equals Fahrenheit. It represents extreme cold day
-18 0 Represents an average cold winter day.
0 32 Represents freezing point of water.
10 50 Represents a pleasant cool day.
21 70 Represents a typical room temperature.
58 136 Represents the highest temperature ever recorded on Earth.
-88 -126 Represents the lowest temperature ever recorded on Earth.
15 59 Represents surface temperature of Earth.
30 86 Represents a hot day.
37 98.6 Represents a normal body temperature.
40 104 Represents a hot shower temperature.
100 212 Represents boiling point of water
180 356 Represents baking temperature in an oven.
*Bold temperatures are exact in values. Other temperatures are rounded to the nearest degree.

Key Inferences about Fahrenheit and Celsius

  • Celsius and Fahrenheit are commonly misspelled as Celcius and Farenheit.
  • The formula to find a Celsius temperature from Fahrenheit is:  F = (C 9/5) + 32
  • The formula to find a Fahrenheit temperature from Celsius is:  C = (F - 32) 5/9
  • The two temperature scales are equal at -40.

Oven temperature chart

Fahrenheit Celsius Gas Mark Warm or Not?
275 F 140 C 1 Very Cool or Very Slow
300 F 150 C 2 Cool or Slow
325 F 165 C 3 Warm
350 F 177 C 4 Moderate
375 F 190 C 5 Moderate
400 F 200 C 6 Moderately Hot
425 F 220 C 7 Hot
450 F 230 C 8 Hot
475 F 245 C 9 Hot
500 F 260 C 10 Very Hot

The Fahrenheit temperature scale is named after the German physicist Daniel Gabriel Fahrenheit in 1724 and was originally used for temperature measurement through mercury thermometers that he invented himself.

Meanwhile, the Celsius scale was originally called centigrade but later came to be named after Swedish astronomer Anders Celsius in 1742. But when the scale was first introduced, it was quite the reverse of what it is today. Anders labeled 0 Degree Celsius as the boiling point of water, while 100 denoted the freezing point.

However, after Celsius passed away, Swedish taxonomist Carl Linnaeus flipped it to the opposite, the same as it is used today.

Our Take

While this is the formula that is used for the conversion from Fahrenheit to Celsius, there are few diversions and it is not always a perfect conversion either making it slightly more difficult than what appears to be.

All said and done, one must understand that since both the scales are offset, meaning that neither of them is defined as starting from zero, there comes a slightly complicated angle to the above-mentioned formula.

Besides, the two scales do not start with a zero, and they both add a different additional value for every unit of heat. This is why it is not every time possible to get an exact value of the conversion by applying the formula.

Reverse Conversion: Celsius to Fahrenheit

Fahrenheit Celsius
98.51F 36.95C
98.52F 36.96C
98.53F 36.96C
98.54F 36.97C
98.55F 36.97C
98.56F 36.98C
98.57F 36.98C
98.58F 36.99C
98.59F 36.99C
98.6F 37C
98.61F 37.01C
98.62F 37.01C
98.63F 37.02C
98.64F 37.02C
98.65F 37.03C
98.66F 37.03C
98.67F 37.04C
98.68F 37.04C
98.69F 37.05C
98.7F 37.06C
98.71F 37.06C
98.72F 37.07C
98.73F 37.07C
98.74F 37.08C
Fahrenheit Celsius
98.75F 37.08C
98.76F 37.09C
98.77F 37.09C
98.78F 37.1C
98.79F 37.11C
98.8F 37.11C
98.81F 37.12C
98.82F 37.12C
98.83F 37.13C
98.84F 37.13C
98.85F 37.14C
98.86F 37.14C
98.87F 37.15C
98.88F 37.16C
98.89F 37.16C
98.9F 37.17C
98.91F 37.17C
98.92F 37.18C
98.93F 37.18C
98.94F 37.19C
98.95F 37.19C
98.96F 37.2C
98.97F 37.21C
98.98F 37.21C
98.99F 37.22C
Fahrenheit Celsius
99F 37.22C
99.01F 37.23C
99.02F 37.23C
99.03F 37.24C
99.04F 37.24C
99.05F 37.25C
99.06F 37.26C
99.07F 37.26C
99.08F 37.27C
99.09F 37.27C
99.1F 37.28C
99.11F 37.28C
99.12F 37.29C
99.13F 37.29C
99.14F 37.3C
99.15F 37.31C
99.16F 37.31C
99.17F 37.32C
99.18F 37.32C
99.19F 37.33C
99.2F 37.33C
99.21F 37.34C
99.22F 37.34C
99.23F 37.35C
99.24F 37.36C
Fahrenheit Celsius
99.25F 37.36C
99.26F 37.37C
99.27F 37.37C
99.28F 37.38C
99.29F 37.38C
99.3F 37.39C
99.31F 37.39C
99.32F 37.4C
99.33F 37.41C
99.34F 37.41C
99.35F 37.42C
99.36F 37.42C
99.37F 37.43C
99.38F 37.43C
99.39F 37.44C
99.4F 37.44C
99.41F 37.45C
99.42F 37.46C
99.43F 37.46C
99.44F 37.47C
99.45F 37.47C
99.46F 37.48C
99.47F 37.48C
99.48F 37.49C
99.49F 37.49C