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A student measures the thickness of a human hair by looking at it through a microscope of magnification 100. He makes 20 observations and finds that the average width of the hair in the field of view of the microscope is 3.5 mm. What is the estimate of the thickness of hair?

Answer :

Here given details are

Magnification of Microscope = 100

Average field of view of microscope = 3.5 mm

Thickness of Hair = ------------- (1)

Substituting the above values in equation (1)

Thickness of hair =

= 0.035 mm

Estimate thickness of hair = 0.035 mm

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