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In a compound microscope, the focal length of the objective lens is 1.2 cm and the focal length of the eyepiece is 3 cm. When the object is kept at 1.25 cm in front of the objective lens, the final image is formed at infinity. The magnifying power of the compound microscope is -

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400
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200
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150
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100
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Solution

The correct option is B 200
Given:
fo=1.2 cm
fe=3 cm
uo=1.25 cm

Using lens formula for objective lens,

1vo1uo=1fo

1vo1(1.25)=11.2

vo=30 cm

Now, magnifying power of the compound microscope when the final image is formed at infinity,

m=vo|uo|(Dfe)

m=301.25(253)=200

Hence, option (B) is the correct answer.

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