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# What is a standard room temperature?

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The standard room temperature is between 68 and 72 degrees Fahrenheit, or 20 and 22 degrees Celsius, in most climates. Room temperature, also sometimes known as ambient temperature, is the degree of heat to which human beings are generally accustomed.

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The term "standard room temperature" implies the room is neither too hot nor cold for the average person. For scientific purposes, the standard room temperature is between 20 and 26 degrees Celsius, with an average temperature of 23 degrees Celsius or 73.4 degrees Fahrenheit. Room temperature is important to monitor in regards to the care of infants and the elderly, when storing food and perishables, and when caring for indoor plants and animals.

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A temperature conversion chart that can be set to go from Celsius to Fahrenheit or Fahrenheit to Celsius can be found at Metric-Conversions.org. This chart can be printed, set to show either decimals or fractions, and can represent up eight significant figures.

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The primary difference between the centigrade, or Celsius, scale and the absolute, or Kelvin, scale is in their respective starting points. The Celsius scale sets the freezing point of pure water at sea level as 0, while 0 degrees Kelvin is absolute zero, the coldest temperature theoretically possible.

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Body temperature in degrees Celsius can be converted to degrees Fahrenheit by using the formula F = C x 1.8 + 32, where "F" indicates the temperature in Fahrenheit and "C" denotes the temperature in Celsius. The normal body temperature, which is traditionally accepted as 37 C, is equivalent to 98.6 F.