## What is the equation for converting Fahrenheit to Rankine?

Fahrenheit scale is called the Rankine (°R) scale. These scales are related by the equations K = °C + 273.15, °R = °F + 459.67, and °R = 1.8 K.

**What is Rankine equivalent to 500 F?**

Fahrenheit to Rankine conversion table

Fahrenheit (°F) | Rankine (°R) |
---|---|

200 °F | 659.67 °R |

300 °F | 759.67 °R |

400 °F | 859.67 °R |

500 °F | 959.67 °R |

### What is the degree difference between Fahrenheit and Rankine?

The Rankine scale is similar to the Kelvin scale in that zero is Absolute Zero; however, a degree Rankine is defined as equal to one degree Fahrenheit as opposed to one degree Celsius (as used by the Kelvin scale). A temperature of -459.67 F is equal to 0 R.

**What number do you add to degrees in Fahrenheit to convert to degrees Rankine?**

459.67

The Rankine temperature scale uses the same size degree as Fahrenheit, but has its zero set to absolute zero. To convert from Fahrenheit to Rankine, add 459.67 to the Fahrenheit reading.

## What is the Rankine temperature scale?

The Rankine scale is a thermodynamic (absolute) temperature scale. It is based around absolute zero. Rankine is similar to the Kelvin scale in that it starts at absolute zero and 0 °Ra is the same as 0 K but is different as a change of 1 °Ra is the same as a change of 1 °F (Fahrenheit) and not 1 °C (Celsius).

**What is Rankine used for?**

The Rankine scale (essentially an absolute version of the Fahrenheit scale) and the Kelvin scale (an absolute version of the Celsius scale) are rarely used by anyone for measuring temperature. They are used for calculations in physics, chemistry and engineering related to them.

### What is the lowest temperature in Rankine?

zero 0 K

Rankine scale

Temperature | Kelvin | Rankine |
---|---|---|

Absolute zero | 0 K | 0 °R |

Freezing point of brine | 255.37 K | 459.67 °R |

Freezing point of water | 273.15 K | 491.67 °R |

Boiling point of water | 373.1339 K | 671.64102 °R |

**What is Rankine temperature used for?**

Rankine is commonly used in the aerospace industry in the United States. Rankine is to Fahrenheit what Kelvin is for Celsius. So when people in the United States were creating programs and using equations that needed an absolute temperature, they used Rankine before Celsius became dominate for scientific calculations.