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In which of the following cases of motions, the distance moved and the magnitude of displacement are equal ?



Correct Answer
A

A car moving on a straight road

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B

A car moving in a circular path

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C

A pendulum moving to and fro

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D

The Earth revolving around the Sun


Solution

The correct option is B

A car moving on a straight road


Shortest path and the total path covered on a straight road will be the same. Hence, If the car is moving on a straight road the distance covered and displacement will be equal.

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