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Problem: A straight wire segment carries current towards the left in a magnetic field that is directed into the page. What is the direction of the force that the magnetic field exerts on the wire? (a) to the left (b) to the right (c) toward the top of the page (d) toward the bottom of the page (e) into the page (f) out of the page

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A straight wire segment carries current towards the left in a magnetic field that is directed into the page. What is the direction of the force that the magnetic field exerts on the wire?

(a) to the left

(b) to the right

(c) toward the top of the page

(d) toward the bottom of the page

(e) into the page

(f) out of the page

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