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# If you describe the distance and direction from your friends house to yours what is it?

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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.)
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### How are meter-liter different?

Both are metric measurements. Liters are a measurement of
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### 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.)