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May 5th, 2017, 06:40 PM   #1
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{ASK} About Hot and Cold

What is 4 times hotter than -4 degrees Celsius?
A. -16 degrees Celsius
B. -1 degrees Celsius
C. 12 degrees Celsius
D. 16 degrees Celsius

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Obviously A.
Is this a trick question Mr.Fly?
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I am tricked by my own question. I thought I would just need to multiply by 4, but isn't -16 degrees colder than -4 degrees?
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....-16 -12 -8 -4 0 4 8 12 16......>getting hotter!
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4 Celsius = 277.15 Kelvin. So four times hotter is 1108.6 Kelvin = 835.45 Celsius.
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4 Celsius = 277.15 Kelvin. So four times hotter is 1108.6 Kelvin = 835.45 Celsius.
and 803.45 for -4 degC
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Oh yeah.
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and 803.45 for -4 degC
That escalated quickly.
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That escalated quickly.
the thing is you could make some other temperature scale, just as valid, with smaller increments. Then "4 times" as hot would result in a smaller absolute temperature difference.

So the question isn't really meaningful.
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So the "true" answer is -1 degrees Celsius?

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