Q. 34 A4.5( 23 Votes )

What is the difference between ‘distance travelled’ by a body and its ‘displacement’? Explain with the help of a diagram.

Answer :

Distance travelled is the actual length of the path covered by the body whereas displacement refers to the straight line path from the initial to the final positions.

A body goes from point A to B and then comes back to point A.

Distance = 200 m

Displacement = 0 m

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