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# What is meant by the magnifying power of a microscope how is it calculated?

Generally speaking the ocular lens magnifies 10x. Determine the magnification capacity of the objective lens. To calculate the total magnification of the compound light microscope multiply the magnification power of the ocular lens by the power of the objective lens.

So, what is the total magnification of the microscope is on low power?

To figure the total magnification of an image that you are viewing through the microscope is really quite simple. To get the total magnification take the power of the objective (4X, 10X, 40x) and multiply by the power of the eyepiece, usually 10X.

What is the magnification of the low power lens?

The magnification of the ocular lens of a microscope is x10 and the magnification of the objective lens for low, medium, and high power are 4X, 10X, and 40X, respectively. The measured dFOV under medium power is 2.6mm.

What is the total magnification of the low power objective?

Objective Lenses: Usually you will find 3 or 4 objective lenses on a microscope. They almost always consist of 4x, 10x, 40x and 100x powers. When coupled with a 10x (most common) eyepiece lens, total magnification is 40x (4x times 10x), 100x , 400x and 1000x.