You have two wires an equal distance above and below the x axis the top wire comes out of the page and the bottom wire goes into the page. Finally, consider point X (not shown in the diagram) located on the x axis very far away in the positive x direction. Which of the vectors best represents the direction of the magnetic field created at point X by wire 1 alone? Hey guys I am confused on this problem I know the answer is the field will point in the positive Y direction, but I do not understand why. I thought it would point in the positive x direction because of the right hand rule. How does the fact that the particles are at a very far distance effect the direction of the magnetic field since the direction of the field would not change it would just become weaker. Right?