Magnetic field lines leave a magnet at the north pole and enter a magnet at the south pole. They will enter the compass through its south pole and leave from its north pole.
Compasses line up with magnetic fields. A compass will line up
A. Parallel to magnetic field lines, with the south pole pointing in the direction of the field.
B. Perpendicular to magnetic field lines.
C. Parallel to magnetic field lines, with the north pole pointing in the direction of the field.
D. Perpendicular to magnetic field lines, in a direction defined by the right-hand rule.
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