A compass can be used to find East-West direction at any place. (True or False)



The needle of a magnetic compass always points towards 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.

  • Compass has a magnetic needle that can rotate freely.
  • When a compass is kept at a place, the magnetic needle aligns in a north-south direction.
  • The red arrow of the compass needle is termed as the north pole and the other end as the south pole.

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