1. The problem statement, all variables and given/known data If a current of electrons flow through the conducting wire from south to north, in which direction will the compass deflect. a)west b)east c)north d)south 2. Relevant equations None are necessary. 3. The attempt at a solution I think the answer is west, because using the left hand rule, the magnetic field produced by the wire is in a western direction which will cause the northward pointing compass to deflect west. Am I right?