How do you calculate the magnification of a microscope?


To calculate the total magnification power of your microscope, you will need to know the ocular power and the objective power. You will multiply these two numbers together to get the total power.
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1. Locate the power of the eye piece, which is usually 10X. It is typically written on the top of the microscope on the eyepiece. 2. Determine the power of the objective that you
Total magnification is the product of the magnification of the
you multiply the magnification of the lense (usually x10) by the magnification of the settting.
there are two lenses in a microscope. the objective produces an enlarged real image in the tube of the scope up near the eyepiece. the eyepiece then uses that image as its object
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How to Calculate Magnification of a Microscope
If you have ever been in a biology lab, then you have probably used a microscope to view slides. Microscopes help us magnify tiny objects so that you can view them more easily. This is important when you want to view an object on the cellular level. They... More »
Difficulty: Moderately Easy
Calculating the microscope's magnification is an important part of biology. There is a calculator plus calculation information on microscope magnification at .
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