Problem: Suppose you decide to define your own temperature scale using the freezing point (13 oC) and boiling point (360 oC) of oleic acid, the main component of olive oil. If you set the freezing point of oleic acid as 0 oO and the boiling point as 130 oO, what is the freezing point of water on this new scale?

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0°C → melting/freezing point of water

13oC → melting/freezing point of oil

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Suppose you decide to define your own temperature scale using the freezing point (13 oC) and boiling point (360 oC) of oleic acid, the main component of olive oil. If you set the freezing point of oleic acid as 0 oO and the boiling point as 130 oO, what is the freezing point of water on this new scale?

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