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## Homework Statement

Find the force of attraction between 2 magnetic dipoles a distance r apart. Both dipoles point to the right.

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## The Attempt at a Solution

All I need help with is figuring out how to determine if the force is attractive or repulsive between the 2 dipole moments. From the question, it seems as though I can conclude that 2 magnetic dipoles pointing in the same direction attract each other. But I need a more fundamental way to figure this out. If I'm given 2 dipoles a distance r apart (where r is not huge) and with some orientation (relative to

*each other*), how do I determine whether there is an

**attractive**force or a

**repulsive**force?