1. i have the answer, but just dont understnad it A small metal ball is given a negative charge, then brought near (i.e., within a few millimeters) to end A of the rod. What happens to end A of the rod when the ball approaches it closely this first time? Select the expected behavior. X strongly repelled X strongly attracted weakly attracted X weakly repelled X neither attracted nor repelled 3. The attempt at a solution Well, i first figured that the negatively charged ball and the side A of the rod would weakly repel, seeing that there are two negative charges, and one postive charge, a ratio of 2:3 negative. -that answer was wrong then i thought that since it was an insulator, and is not even really charged (having a nuetral charge as a whole) it would be neither attracted nor repelled. -also wrong. -so, an insulator does not transfer charge well, but i dont see how this helps me answer the question really. so it's weakly attracted because the insulator rearranges to give a small dipole moment, which makes it weakly attracted?