Conceptual Physics (12th Edition)

Published by Addison-Wesley
ISBN 10: 0321909100
ISBN 13: 978-0-32190-910-7

Chapter 24 - Think and Explain: 39

Answer

Opposite magnetic poles attract each other.

Work Step by Step

If the magnet is too flexible, it will bend, possibly allowing the poles to touch, and weakening the nearby external magnetic field.
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