Lesson: Distance and Displacement
In this lesson, we will learn how to define distance as the length of a path between two positions and to define displacement as the straight line distance between two positions.
Sample Question Videos
Worksheet: 11 Questions • 2 Videos
A leaf is blown by the wind. The leaf moves 5 m forward and then 3 m backward.
What is the distance moved by the leaf?
What is the leaf’s net forward displacement?
A car travels 6 km north and then 8 km south. What is the car’s net displacement to the north from its starting position?
A horse in a field moves 20 m to the east and 5 m to the west. What is the horse’s net distance to the east from its starting position?