## a man walks 12 meters north then 5 meters east what is his total distance. what was his displacement?

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a man walks 12 meters north then 5 meters east what is his total distance. what was his displacement?

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2021-07-24T05:36:24+00:00
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Answer:distance is a scalar quantity displacement is a vector quantity

distance is the actual path travelled by man displacement is the shortest distance between initial position and final position

Hence Distance is 12+5=17m

displacement is 13 metre (By Pythagoras theorem)