What is the total magnification of an object viewed under a microscope with a high power of 50x?

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The total magnification being used can be evaluated using the following formula, such that:

total magnification= ocular x objective

As an example, if the ocular is 10x and the high power objective is 50x, then the total magnification, evaluated under the high power is the following:

total magnification = 10x50 = 500x

Hence, the total magnification is evaluated by multiplying the power of the objective being used and the power of the ocular. A magnification of 500x means that the image is 500 times bigger than the actual image.

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