# Answer the following question in detail. What is the limitation in increasing the magnifying powers of a simple microscope? - Physics

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Answer the following question in detail.

What is the limitation in increasing the magnifying powers of a simple microscope?

#### Solution

In the case of a simple microscope,

Mmax = "D"/"u"=1+"D"/"f"

Thus, the limitation in increasing the magnifying power is determined by the value of focal length and the closeness with which the lens can be held near the eye.

Concept: Optical Instruments
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Balbharati Physics 11th Standard Maharashtra State Board
Chapter 9 Optics
Exercises | Q 3. (xii) (i) | Page 186