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If it is zero degrees outside today and it is supposed to be twice as cold tomorrow how cold is it going to be?

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07/20/2016

The zero points on both the Celsius and Fahrenheit scales are arbitrary. These are, therefore, interval scales which means that 2 deg C (or F) is not twice as warm as 1 deg C (or F). In the absolute scale for temperature, 0 deg C is 273.15 K and so twice as cold (or half as hot) would be 136.575 K = -136.575 deg C.