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Try these microscope problems as a review for quizzes, tests, and the exam. When you complete a problem, check your work by clicking on the microscope image. Intended for students in Grade 10 Science and Grade 11 Biology .
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Calculate the highest total magnification for a microscope with an ocular lens of 15X and objective lenses of 5X, 10X, and 30X.
Calculate the dFOVmp for a microscope with a dFOVlp of 3.6 mm and objective lenses equal to those in question #1.
Calculate the dFOVhp for a microscope with a dFOVlp of 4.0 mm and objective lenses equal to those in question #1.
Calculate the actual size of a cell if 4 of them fit across the dFOVmp from question #2.
Calculate the dFOVhp of a microscope if 16 cells fit across the field of view and the actual size of a cell is 0.05 mm.