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3.15: Python Examples

  • Page ID
    10634
  • Temperature

    # This program asks the user for a Fahrenheit temperature, 
    # converts the given temperature to Celsius,
    # and displays the results.
    #
    # References:
    # https://www.mathsisfun.com/temperature-conversion.html
    # https://en.wikibooks.org/wiki/Python_Programming
    
    
    def get_fahrenheit():
        print("Enter Fahrenheit temperature:")
        fahrenheit = float(input())
        return fahrenheit
    
    
    def calculate_celsius(fahrenheit):
        celsius = (fahrenheit - 32) * 5 / 9
        return celsius
    
    
    def display_result(fahrenheit, celsius):
        print(str(fahrenheit) + "° Fahrenheit is " + 
            str(celsius) + "° Celsius")
    
    
    def main():
        fahrenheit = get_fahrenheit()
        celsius = calculate_celsius(fahrenheit)
        display_result(fahrenheit, celsius)
    
    
    main()
    

    Output

    Enter Fahrenheit temperature:
     100
    100.0° Fahrenheit is 37.77777777777778° Celsius