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Magnification Calculations

After looking at cells under a microscope you may be asked to do a few calculations.

Below is the triangle you can use for your revision with the 3 equations needed. I always remember it as AIM!!

Magnification Triangle.jpg

Actual image is the real size of the “thing” you are looking at (sometimes called The Object)

Image Size is the measurement, length/height/width, of the image you are looking at

Magnification is how magnified something is

You may need to do some unit conversions with your calculations.