A large magnet is broken into two pieces so their lengths are in the ratio 2:1.What will be ratio of their pole strengths ?

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The pole strength due to the magnetic charge qm at a distance r is given by

μ0qm4πr2  (1)  Even though this equation is derived for a solenoid, the same results can 
be applied to a bar magnet as both produce similar magnetic fields.

From equation (1) it can be observed that magnetic pole strength is independent of the
length of the bar magnet. Hence even after breaking the ratio of the magnets pole strength will be 1:1

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1:1 bcoz pole strength is independent of shape of wire.
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