Which of the following is true for displacement?

(a) It cannot be zero.

(b) Its magnitude is greater than the distance travelled by the object

 

Answer

 

  1. False
    If person comes back to where he started (i.e. Initial Position = Final Position), then his displacement is zero.

  2. False
    Displacement shortest distance between Initial Point and Final Point. It cannot be greater than Distance.
    Displacement is always less than or equal to distance
  1. Class 9
  2. Chapter 8 Class 9 - Motion

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