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The needle of a moving coil meter gives a full-scale deflection for a current of 50uA. What current would give a full-scale deflection if the magnetic field weakened to 80% of its original value?

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3. The attempt at a solution

Decrease magnetic field => needle not deflected as much for a given current such as 50uA. A full-scale deflection now would result in 20% more current than before because of the 20% decrease in magnetic field. I assume the powers of magnetic strength and current are equal and unity. So now 50uA*1.2=60uA would result. However the answers suggested 63uA. Why?

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# Homework Help: Full-scale deflection?

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