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# Magnetic Attraction and Repulsion

## Magnetic Attraction and Repulsion

Like (identical) poles of magnets repel one another whilst unlike (opposite) poles attract. This means that two N poles or two S poles will push away from each other while a N pole and a S pole will be drawn towards each other.

Do you think the following magnets will repel or be attracted to each other?

We are given two magnets with the N pole of one approaching the N pole of the other. Since both poles are the same, the magnets will repel each other.

We are given two magnets with the N pole of one approaching the S pole of the other. Since both poles are the different, the magnets will be attracted to each other.

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