Problem: In Figure 1, two parallel wires carry a current I in opposite directions. A rectangular loop is midway between the wires. The current I is decreasing. The induced current through the resistor R is:  A) from b to a B) from a to b C) zero

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In Figure 1, two parallel wires carry a current I in opposite directions. A rectangular loop is midway between the wires. The current I is decreasing. The induced current through the resistor R is: 

A) from b to a

B) from a to b

C) zero

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