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anonymous

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can anyone explain the magnification formula to me please??? as in tell me the units that theyre in, coz it confuses me :S images size=actual size x magnification?? thanks :)

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  1. anonymous
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    This is a physics question, not a biology question .-. But.... to answer your question, the formula can also be written as \[(image size)/(actual size) = Magnification\]Now, the units of the image and actual size is in measurements of length (m, inches, cm) and you can see that the units cancel out so Magnification is unit-less. Magnification can always be thought of how big the new (image size) is relative to the actual object. Hope this helped!

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    ignore that but i used the formula but then when the actual size was in mm and the image size was micrometre dividing it gave me the wrong answer i had to convert mm to m to get the right answer thats what im getting confused on the units in which they have to be in before getting divided :S

  3. anonymous
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    Oh, always make sure you have the right units. Like mili is 1000 times larger than micro

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