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    Size of cell based on picture is determined.

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    You have been given a picture of a cell; the magnification of the picture is 8000 X. The cell in this picture is 2 cm in length. Based on the information provided, what is the actual size of the cell? Show all relevant calculations. (Express answer in micrometers)

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    The cell in the picture is 2 cm. Just for fun, let's assume that the magnification was 1X. If so, what would the actual size be? 2 cm, right?

    Let's assume that the magnification is 2X. What would the cell size be? Well, 1 cm of course. ...

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    A problem of magnification is presented. The size of cells based on pictures is determined.