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Because the molecular formula basically tells exactly the amount of atoms that are in each element and not the ratio, then all you have to do is count how many atoms are of each element type and make them your subscript for that element in the molecular formula
The molecular formula tells you how many atoms there are per element, so all you would need to do is count the atoms. You would not be able to do this with the empirical formula though because the empirical formula is a ratio.
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