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Difference between distance and displacement

Aakash Gupta
02 Jul 1 0
Distance Displacement
It is a scalar quantity It is a vector quantity.
It has only magnitude. It has both magnitude and direction.

It will always have a positive value.

It can have positive or negative value both.

If a body is in motion, then distance cannot be zero. 

If a motion is in motion, the displacement can be zero if the body returns to its original position.

It is the total path length covered.

It is the shortest distance between the final and the initial point.
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