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why 10:1 probe?

Question asked by dsula on Jan 1, 2012
Latest reply on Jan 3, 2012 by Willco788
I was wondering if somebody could explain to me why the scope input is usually 1MOhm to ground. I understand that this makes a 10:1 divider when using a 9MOhm probe, however what I don't understand is, why the division, why not use a high impedance input (GOhms) and not use any divider at all ?
Thank you for any explanation.