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Problem: A compass in a magnetic field will line up __________.A. with the north pole pointing perpendicular to the magnetic field.B. with the north pole pointing opposite the direction of the magnetic field.C. with the north pole pointing in the direction of the magnetic field.

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Consider a compass placed in a magnetic field. 

The north pole experiences a force in the direction of the magnetic field.

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A compass in a magnetic field will line up __________.

A. with the north pole pointing perpendicular to the magnetic field.

B. with the north pole pointing opposite the direction of the magnetic field.

C. with the north pole pointing in the direction of the magnetic field.

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