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A compass can be used to find the 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

Magnetic Compass

  1. The magnetic compass is a device which is been used since ancient times by sailors and other travellers to find directions.
  2. In those times google maps or any kind of GPS was not available
  3. All the handmade maps and printed ones had a compass printed on them
  4. Other than the 4 main directions, the compass shows more 4 directions too -north-east, south-east, south-west and north-west.
  5. It is composed of a small box with a glass top and a magnetic needle, which moves and indicates the directions.
  6. A magnetic needle can be used in the compass as a bar magnet rests in a geographic north-south direction
  7. And due to this, the compass by default shows north and south directions.
  8. Using this as a reference we can find east and west directions.

Therefore, the given statement is true.


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