Asked Sep 20, 2019

If a specimen is being viewed under a 40x objective, and the microscope has a 10x ocular lens, what is the total magnification? 


  1. 1x
  2. 4x
  3. 10x
  4. 100x
  5. 400x


Expert Answer

Step 1

Magnification is defined as a measure of the ability of a lens or other optical instruments to magnify, expressed as the ratio of the size of the image to that of the object. 

Step 2

In order to calculate the total magnification, the magnification power of the ocular lens is to be multiplied by the power of the objective lens. In this case, the magnifica...

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