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Matt has a freely suspended magnet which is pointing in the North-South direction. He brings a large magnet which is not pointing in the North-South direction close to it. Can you tell what will happen to the first magnet?



A

It will remain unchanged

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B

It will change its direction 

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C

It will change its direction to South-North

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D

None of these

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Solution

The correct option is B

It will change its direction 


Magnets align themselves to the strongest magnet around them. Therefore when the large magnet is close to the small one, it will change its direction.


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