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When the current is switched on through a wire, a compass needle kept nearby gets deflected from its north-south position. Explain.

6. When the current is switched on through a wire, a compass needle kept nearby gets deflected from its north-south position. Explain.

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When the current is passing through the wires, it behaves like a magnet and rises to a magnetic field around it which exerts a magnetic force on the compass needle and reflects it from North-South position.

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