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


  1. A car moving on a straight road
  2. A car moving in a circular path
  3. A pendulum moving to and fro
  4. The Earth revolving around the Sun


Solution

The correct option is A 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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