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Magnifying power

  1. Jun 18, 2006 #1
    An observer looks at a tree of height of 15 meters with a telescope of magnifying power 10. It is said that to the man the tree appears to be 10 times nearer. Is it true? I thought that a telescope produces an image larger than the object. So I felt the answer was that the man the tree appears to be 10 times taller. But in this question it is interpretted differently.
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  3. Jun 18, 2006 #2

    Andrew Mason

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    The image in the eye is 10 times taller through the telescope than through the naked eye. That makes it seem 10 times closer.

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