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


A
If the car is moving on a straight road without changing direction
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B
If the car is moving in a circular path
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C
The pendulum is moving to and fro
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D
The Earth is revolving around the Sun
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Solution

The correct option is A If the car is moving on a straight road without changing direction
Shortest path and the total path covered on a straight road without changing direction are the same. Hence, if the car is moving on a straight road without changing direction, the distance covered and magnitude of displacement are equal.

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