let me make you understand

distance and displacement cant be distinguish like that to each other

see if a body move in a straight line for 4 mtrs then the displacement =distance=4 m

but if the body moves in 3m straight and then take left turn and move for 4 m the distance travelled is 7m whereas for displacement we have to consider the right angle traingle formed and by using phytogorus theorem we get displasement = 5m

in easy way distance is the total path travelled and displacement is the shortest distance from starting and the final point.

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