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It was observed that a pencil sharpener gets attracted by both the poles of a

magnet although its body is made of plastic. Name a material that might have

been used to make some part of it  

 

Answer:

The blade of a pencil sharpener is made of iron which is a magnetic material.

Since magnets can attract objects made of magnetic materials, a pencil sharpener gets attracted towards both poles of a magnet.

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