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A compass can be used to find East-West direction at any place.


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True
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False
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Solution

The correct option is A True

Compass

The needle of a magnetic compass always points in the North-south direction. If the North-south direction is known, then the East−West direction can also be determined, which is perpendicular to the compass needle.

  1. When a compass is kept at a place, the magnetic needle aligns in a north-south direction.
  2. The red arrow of the compass needle is termed as the north pole and the other end as the south pole.
  3. East direction is 90° clockwise to the north direction while west direction is 90° anti-clockwise to the north direction.

Hence, the statement is true.


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