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Could someone help me with this question?

Post by llgone » Wed Feb 18, 2009 4:24 am

Hi, I'm just starting with biology and I'm stuck on this one question. If anyone could help explain how I would do it that would be great. Thanks!!

An organism that is 1/2 the field diameter at 300X is to be drawn to a scaled magnification of 500x. What will the diagram size be?

Measurements: Field of view 25x at 6.0mm (not sure if this is correct)

You calculate the scaled magnification. I know the formula its diagram size/actual size ( actual size is fov/fit?) but how would I use it here?

Again Thanks.

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Post by mith » Wed Feb 18, 2009 8:14 am

it's bigger by 5/3 compared to the 300x view. Now you have to figure out how big the scaled drawing is for the 300x view.
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Re: Could someone help me with this question?

Post by JorgeLobo » Thu Feb 19, 2009 10:11 am

Not aware of the 0.6 mm figure. There are sized plastic spheres that can be used and micrometer slides with measures etched.

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Post by bonganigina » Thu Feb 19, 2009 2:59 pm

Sure man!

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