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An object has moved through a distance. Can it have zero displacement? If yes, support your answer with an example.

 

Answer

Yes. an object which has moved through a distance can have zero displacement if it comes back to its initial position.

Example - If a person jogs in a circular park which is circular and completes one round. His Initial and Final Position are same.

Thus, his displacement is 0

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CA Maninder Singh is a Chartered Accountant for the past 12 years and a teacher from the past 16 years. He teaches Science, Economics, Accounting and English at Teachoo