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B-Field Below and Beside Wire

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The picture below shows a wire carrying conventional current out of the page (or screen), producing a magnetic field around the wire.

Which table gives the correct directions for the magnetic field at the two positions around the wire?

A
Direction of Field
Right of the Wire toward right side of page
Below the Wire toward bottom of page
B
Direction of Field
Right of the Wire toward left of page
Below the Wire toward top of page
C
Direction of Field
Right of the Wire toward top of page
Below the Wire toward right side of page
D
Direction of Field
Right of the Wire toward bottom of page
Below the Wire toward left side of page
E
Direction of Field
Right of the Wire toward lower left portion of page
Below the Wire toward upper right portion of page