# The poles of a magnet are labeled positive and negative.?

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• Anonymous

Yes, they are. Or (N)orth and (S)outh.

What can magnets do?

Magnets contain iron and produce a magnetic field around them that pushes or pulls on other materials containing iron or nickel.

What kinds of objects do magnets affect?

Magnets push (repel) or pull (attract) metals. If they do not contain iron or nickel (are non-metal), they cannot be pushed or pulled by a magnet.

How do magnets react to other magnets?

A magnet has two ends called positive and negative poles. Located at the poles of a magnet is where the magnet’s pull is the strongest. Magnets will react with each other. Opposite ends of two magnets—the positive pole of one and the negative pole of the other—attract each other, and the positive ends of one and the positive end of another—or two negative poles—repel each other.

What is a magnetic compass and what does it do?

The two ends of the earth—the North Pole and the South Pole—have opposite magnetic fields. A compass has an iron-containing needle or pointer that is allowed to swing freely and is attracted to the North Pole by aligning with the earth’s magnetic field. A compass can help us find north, south, east, and west directions by turning it so the needle points to the “north” on the compass.

The poles of a magnet are typically labeled north and south.

If I had to guess, I would say on yours "north" will be positive, the best way to be sure would be to test it next to a conventionally labeled magnet. (Like poles repel, opposite poles attract.)

False, the poles of a mgnet are labeled North and South.

North / South

No... ...the end forces are opposite, magnets don't come with stickers on them.

• Anonymous

Yes.

If you're worried why , it's arbitrary i.e done by convention - unless someone has discovered magnetrons :)

Source(s): ignorance

Shes spanish. Im sure it was an english thing.

• Anonymous