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Scale of Cell calculating magnification.
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Jun 18, 2012
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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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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
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I hope this is the right method. Thank you.
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