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Magnetic Force on Wire: Orientation for Maximum Force

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In a certain region of space, a magnetic field is directed along the +$x$-axis. A current-carrying wire is placed in this region.

The following choices give orientations for the current-carrying wire. Which two of the orientations will lead to the greatest possible magnitude of magnetic force on the wire?

Select TWO answers.

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A

In the +$z$ direction.

B

Partly in the +$y$ and partly in the +$x$ direction.

C

In the -$x$-direction.

D

Partly in the +$y$-direction, and partly in the -$z$-direction.