The ratio of displacement to distance is

Answer: Less than or equal to 1

Distance is the measure of how much ground an entity has covered throughout its motion and displacement corresponds to the calculation of how far out an entity is from the place.

Distance

  •  It is the complete length of the path between any two points
  • It is a scalar quantity
  • Distance will always have a positive sign.

Displacement

  • It is the direct length between any two points when measured along the minimum path between them
  • It is a vector quantity
  • Displacement can have +ve, -ve as well as a zero value.

As the magnitude of displacement always either less than or equal to distance travel. Hence, the numerical ratio of displacement to distance is either less than or equal to 1.

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