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What is the total magnification achieved with a compound microscope?

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Wyatt Williams

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Answered Jun 07, 2019

Magnification of ocular lens multiplied by the magnification of the objective

To calculate the total magnification achieved with a compound microscope, the magnification of the ocular lens is multiplied by the magnification of the objective lens. For example, if viewing a sample with the 40x objective, the total magnification would be calculated as follows: a 10X ocular lens used with a 40X objective lens, the total magnification is 400X (10 x 40).
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