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Distinguish between Distance and displacement.


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 DistanceDisplacement 
 1. It is the actual length of path followed by the body while moving between two positions. 1. It is the linear distance between the initial and final positions of a body.
 2. It has only magnitude - it is a scalar quantity. 2. It has both magnitude and direction - it is a vector quantity.
 3. Its SI unit is m. 3. Its SI unit is m.

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