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Electrical Current and an Electron

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A horizontal straight wire carries current toward the east. An electron is in the same horizontal plane. It is south of the wire and is moving toward the east.

What is the direction of the magnetic force (due to the current carrying wire) on the electron?

A

North

B

South

C

Up

D

Down