Calculate the Displacement

Suppose our school is 1 km away from our house, and we go to school in the morning, and in the afternoon we come back. Then, the total displacement for the entire trip is _____.

Answer: 0

Explanation: Displacement quantifies both direction and distance of an imaginary motion along a straight line from the initial position to the final position of the point. Here, since the same amount of distance is covered in the opposite direction, the total displacement for the entire trip is zero.

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