# The Force of Magnetism

You may ask, how does the force of Magnetism work? The force goes from one pole to another. A pole can be described as the point where the force is pointed.

Most magnets have two poles, as shown in this picture. Planets can have more than two poles. The magnetic field "lines" illustrate where the force of magnetism is, and whether it is stronger (red) or weaker (blue).

##### This is an illustration of how magnetism works. Click on image for full size version (40K GIF)
Two opposite poles will attract, or pull together.

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