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# How long does it take to burn a paper using magnifying glass?

Updated: 11/2/2022

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13y ago

It depends on the color, so i can't answer that.

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### Can a hot day burn wood?

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A magnifying glass forms a circular dot where it focuses rays of light from the sun. The focus of a magnifying glass is at a distance from the surface of the glass itself. So a magnifying glass must be held [approximately] perpendicular to the line joining the sun and the target, and at a distance from the target which equals the focal length of the lens.

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### Why couldn't the US get a big magnifying glass or something like that to keep the temperature warmer in the winter?

A big magnifying glass will burn the US, one neighborhood at a time.

### Why do objects burn when light shines through a magnifying glass?

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### How does a plant burn when a magnifying glass and the sun join?

If you mean to ask how a magnifying glass can use sunlight to burn a plant, then here's how.A magnifying glass focuses the light going through it so that it all converges into a single point (focal point). The light that would have otherwise been spread out over the area of the magnifying glass is "concentrated". Therefore there is much more energy hitting that one point than otherwise would be. The light raises the temperature of the plant to the point where it will burn.

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### Can you get a 3rd degree burn from the sun?

No, unless you are 'trying' to. The sun usually leaves first degree, but if you use a magnifying glass, it can.

### Why must you look at the sun indirectly instead of directly?

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