Can anyone tell me what is the difference between Distance and Displacement?

Class 9 Question

7 Answers
Alisa Ferrari answered 2 weeks ago
Distance is the total path covered by an object while displacement is the total path from initial to final point.

Sukhmanpreet Kaur answered Jun 15, 2020
Distance is the total path covered by an object.
Displacement is the shortest distance covered by an object. Distance is the scaler quantity while Displacement is a vector quantity..

Asari Kismat answered 3 weeks ago
Distance and displacement both are different from each other distance means the path which I travel or displacement is the movement of internal position to final position along with direction and .distance is a scalar quantity and displacement is vector quantity scalar quantity is a quantity in which the magnitude is present and on the water quantity both are are magnitude as well as direction.

Kailash Jat answered 2 weeks ago
Distance is the total path covered by an object while displacement is the shortest distance between two points.

Anandkumar12 Kumar answered 2 weeks ago
Distance is the actual lenth of path covered by a moving body while displacement is the shortest distance between the starting point and final point .

Kriti Warya answered 3 weeks ago
Distance___
1. It is the length of actual path travelled by an object in a given time.
2. It depends upon the path followed between initial and final position
3. It is always positive.
4. It is scalar quantity.

Displacement___
1. It is the shortest distance between initial and final position.
2. It does not depend upon the path followed between initial and final position.
3. It may be positive, negative or zero.
4. It is a vactor quantity.

Rinky Sah answered 2 weeks ago
It is defined as the shortest distance between the initial position and the final position of a body , is called displacement.

it is defined as the length of actual path covered, is called distance.

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