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# Test Your Understanding of Distance and Displacement in Motion

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## Questions and Answers

### Which of the following statements is true about displacement?

It is a vector quantity with direction and magnitude

### What is the formula for calculating displacement?

D = ΔX = (Xf – Xi

Distance

### What is the difference between distance and displacement?

<p>Distance is the total movement of an object without regard to direction while displacement is the change in position of an object with direction and magnitude</p> Signup and view all the answers

### How can distance and displacement be calculated?

<p>Using Pythagoras’s theorem</p> Signup and view all the answers

## Study Notes

• Distance is the total movement of an object without regard to direction.
• Displacement is the change in position of an object and is a vector quantity with direction and magnitude.
• Displacement is represented as an arrow pointing from the starting position to the final position.
• Displacement formula is D = ΔX = (Xf – Xi).
• Distance formula is the complete length of the path between any two points.
• Distance is a scalar quantity while displacement is a vector quantity.
• Distance can only have positive values while displacement can be positive, negative, or zero.
• Distance and displacement can be calculated using Pythagoras’s theorem.
• The magnitude of displacement is the direct length between any two points when measured along the minimum path between them.
• The video provides an overview of the measurement of motion.

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## Description

Test your understanding of distance and displacement with this quiz! Learn the difference between these two quantities, understand their formulas, and know how to calculate them. Enhance your knowledge by knowing the properties and characteristics of distance and displacement, and how to measure motion. Challenge yourself by answering questions using Pythagoras’s theorem and determining whether a given quantity is a scalar or vector. Sharpen your skills and be confident in your knowledge of distance and displacement by taking this quiz now!

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