A magnetic compass shows a deflection when placed near a current-carrying wire. How will the deflection of the compass get affected if the current in the wire is increased? Support your answer with a reason.

It the current is increased in the conductor the deflection of the compass needle increases. This is because the strength of magnetic field varies directly as the magnitude of the electric current, or the current passing through the wire.When a current carrying wire is brought close to a magnetic compass then there will be a deflection in the magnetic compass due to the magnetic field formation. The deflection will increase when the current is increased because the electric field is directly proportional to the magnetic field strength.

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