**(a) **Current in the wire is increasing in the upward direction.

The current in the straight wire produces a magnetic field that is perpendicular to the wire everywhere, which means it is parallel to the plane of loop A.

Therefore, the flux through the loop A is zero.

The current I in the wire in the figure shown is **increasing**.

**(a) **What is the direction of the induced current in loop A?

A. clockwise

B. counterclockwise

C. No current is induced in this loop

**(b) **What is the direction of the induced current in loop B?

A. clockwise

B. counterclockwise

C. No current is induced in this loop

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