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Which of the following material was once used as a magnetic compass in ancient times?


A
Lodestone
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B
Brass
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C
Bronze
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D
Soft iron
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Solution

The correct option is A Lodestone
Lodestone is a naturally occurring magnet. A lodestone, when suspended aligns in North-South direction due to Earth's natural magnetism. In ancient times, it was used as a compass to determine directions.

Physics

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