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If the total magnification of a slide is 400x and the ocular lenses are 10x, what is the magnifying power of the objective being used?

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Magnification is the process of enlarging the apparent size. This enlargement is quantified by a calculated number.

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In order to ascertain the total magnification when viewing an image with a compound microscope, the power of the objective lens is multiplied by the power of the eyepiece. Given total magnification of the sl...

Magnifying power of the objective
Total magnification of the slide
Magnification of the ocular lens
= 400
10
= 40
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Magnifying power of the objective Total magnification of the slide Magnification of the ocular lens = 400 10 = 40

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