Scale of Cell calculating magnification.

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asked Jun 18, 2012 by Jackster (1 point)
Strange how you speend hours and hours learning stuff like this for exams yet you forget it a year later :/

I have a drawing of a cell on some paper.

There is a scale lne that is 18mm long and says that that line is 5um long. The drawing being bigger than the cell in real life. The cell is 119mm wide.

How do I calculate the size of the cell?


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answered Jun 18, 2012 by trueb (80,840 points)
if the cell is 119mm long on the photo, and the scale is 18mm for every 5um you take (119/18)*5um = 33.06 um, however using sig figs it would be 33.1um
commented Jun 18, 2012 by Jackster1337 (8,481 points)
I hope this is the right method. Thank you.
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