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# Can your displacement ever be greater than your distance traveled?

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Q: Can your displacement ever be greater than your distance traveled?
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### Can displacement ever be greater than the total distance traveled by a moving object?

When an object moves from point A to point B , its displacement is the straight line distance between those points. So, by definition, it is the shortest possible path. The object can certainly travel by a curved path from A to B so its actual distance traveled would be longer then its displacement. This would be true regardless of how much time it takes to travel the paths.

No.

### Is there any example for motion which will have same distance and displacement?

Sure. If the motion is all in a straight line, then the distance and displacement are equal. ==&gt; The Olympic 100-meter sprint is in a straight line. Distance = Displacement = 100 meters. If the direction of motion ever changes, then the distance and displacement are not equal. (I think if the direction of motion ever changes, then the distance has to be greater than the displacement.) ==&gt; In the Indianapolis 500, Distance = 500 miles, Displacement = Zero, because the Starting line and Finish line are in the same place, so the car finishes at the same place he started at.

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### How much is the distance traveled and displacement if you walk 100m forward and then 35m backward?

This is a easy mathematical equation in my opinion take what ever number in this case 100 m and subtract it by 35 so it's 100m-35m=65m

### Can distance ever be negative?

No. Distance is never negative, and total distance travelled doesn't decrease during a trip. The distance from A to B is the same as the distance from B to A. Displacement, on the other hand, can be negative, and can decrease during a trip. The displacement from A to B is the same magnitude, but opposite sign, as the displacement from B to A. An example would be if you went from your home to a friend's house 1 mile to the east. After you reach your friend's house, you have travelled a distance of 1 mile and your displacement from your starting position is 1 mile. When you come back home from your friends house, you travel a distance of 1 more mile. Your total distance travelled is now 2 miles, but your displacement from your starting location is zero (because you are back where you started.)

### How do you calculate acceleration from distance and time?

Acceleration= Distance/time (distance divided by time) That's the dumbest answer I've ever heard.. Acceleration = Final Velocity - Initial Velocity/Time Velocity = Displacement/Time So you can't calculate acceleration from distance and time, you can only do velocity.

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in my thoughts.

No.