# Convert 5 F to R

In this article I will show you how to convert 5 degrees fahrenheit into degrees rankine. Throughout the explanation below I might also call it 5 F to R. They are the same thing!

## How to Convert Degrees Fahrenheit to Degrees Rankine

Almost all units work using conversion factors. This is a number that can be used to convert from one unit to another by multiplying or dividing it.

In this case though, I'm trying to convert from F, which doesn't use a conversion factor.

The way I calculate this is to use a base unit. This means that all temperature units are first converted to the base unit, and then converted to the correct final unit.

For temperature units I use the base unit of K to do the conversion. Let's go through the calculation steps:

For this calculation, neither F or R is our base unit of K.

First, we convert F to K with the following formula:

(5 + 459.67) x 5 / 9 = 258.15 K

Next, we need to convert the K to our final format, R, with the formula:

278.15 * 1.7999985600012 = 464.6696282643 R

So, the answer to the question "what is 5 degrees fahrenheit in degrees rankine?" is 464.6696282643 R.

## Degrees Fahrenheit to Degrees Rankine Conversion Table

Below is a sample conversion table for F to R:

Degrees Fahrenheit (F) Degrees Rankine (R)
0.01459.68
0.1459.77
1460.67
2461.67
3462.67
5464.67
10469.67
20479.67
50509.67
100559.67
10001459.67

## Best Conversion Unit for 5 F

Sometimes when you work with conversions from one unit to another, the numbers can get a little confusing. Especially when dealing with really large numbers.

I've also calculated what the best unit of measurement is for 5 F.

To determine which unit is best, I decided to define that as being the unit of measurement which is as low as possible, without going below 1. Smaller numbers are more easily understood and can make it easier for you to understand the measurement.

The best unit of measurement I have found for 5 F is degrees fahrenheit and the amount is 4.9999999999999 F.