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Answer the Question? Magnifying power of a simple microscope is inversely proportional to the focal length of the lens, What then stops us from using a convex lens of smaller and smaller focal length and achieving greater and greater magnifying power.

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Q 9.26  (c)  Magnifying power of a simple microscope is inversely proportional to the focal length of the lens. What then stops us from using a convex lens of smaller and smaller focal length and achieving greater and greater magnifying power?

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Firstly, grinding a lens with very small focal length is not easy and secondly and more importantly, when we reduce the focal length of a lens, spherical and chronic aberration becomes more noticeable. they both are defects of the image, resulting from the ways of rays of light.

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