# Physics: Focal length why is my answer wrong?

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An old refracting telescope in a museum is 44.0 cm long and the caption states that the telescope magnifies images by a factor of 29.0. Assuming these numbers are for viewing an object an infinite distance away with minimum eyestrain, what is the focal length of each of the two lenses?
cm (objective)
cm (eyepiece)

For this I have done fo/fe = 29 and fo+fe = 44
29fe = 44
fe=1.6
then
(29)(1.6) = 46.4

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if fo/fe = 29 and fo+fe = 44
then
fo=29fe
fo+fe=29fe+fe=30fe=44
fe=1.47
fo=44-fe=42.53

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