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Which of the following statements is/are TRUE?


  1. A cylindrical magnet has only one pole.

  2. Artificial magnets were discovered in Greece.

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

  4. Similar poles of a magnet repel each other.


Solution

The correct options are
C

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


D

Similar poles of a magnet repel each other.


- A magnet always has two poles, North and South, irrespective of the kind of magnet.

- The natural magnet, not artificial magnet was discovered in Greece.

- A compass is used to find North - South direction at any place and once we know the North - South direction we can easily find East - West direction.

- Like poles of the magnet repel each other whereas unlike poles attract each other, i.e., north pole repels north pole but attracts south pole.

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