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# Clarify the differencesDistance and displacement

i. Distance refers to "how much length an object has covered" during its motion. And, displacement  refers to "how far out of place an object is"; It is the object's overall change in position.

ii. It depends only on magnitude not on direction. Displacement depends on both magnitude as well as direction.

iii. The diagram is given below:

In the above diagram,

AB is the distance

ACDB is the distance travelled by the object.

iv) Distance is a scalar quantity as it has only magnitude whereas Displacement is a vector quantity as it has both magnitude and displacement.

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