# Problem: A wire that is lying in the plane of the page carries current  I in the direction toward the top of the page, as shown in the sketch. The wire is in a uniform magnetic field (produced by a large electromagnet) that is directed into the page. The direction of the force that the magnetic field exerts on the wire is A) toward the top of the page B) toward the bottom of the page C) to the right D) to the left E) out of the page F) into the page G) no direction since the force is zero

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A wire that is lying in the plane of the page carries current  in the direction toward the top of the page, as shown in the sketch. The wire is in a uniform magnetic field (produced by a large electromagnet) that is directed into the page. The direction of the force that the magnetic field exerts on the wire is

A) toward the top of the page

B) toward the bottom of the page

C) to the right

D) to the left

E) out of the page

F) into the page

G) no direction since the force is zero