# How to calculate the magnification of a microscope?

The total magnification is the eyepiece power multiplied by the objective power.

## Microscope Magnification Calculator

The magnification of a microscope can be calculated using the following formula:

Total Magnification = Objective Power x Eyepiece Power

Enter Objective Power:
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Enter Eyepiece Power:
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The objective lens is the lens closest to the object being viewed, and the eyepiece lens is the lens closest to the eye of the observer.

To calculate the magnification of a microscope, follow these steps:

1. Determine the magnification of the objective lens: This information is usually marked on the lens itself. It is often represented as a number followed by the letter “x”, such as 10x or 40x.
2. Determine the magnification of the eyepiece lens: This information is also usually marked on the lens itself. It is often represented as a number followed by the letter “x”, such as 10x or 15x.
3. Multiply the magnification of the objective lens by the magnification of the eyepiece lens: This will give you the total magnification of the microscope.