Compute the (i) distance travelled and (ii) displacement made by
the student when he travels a distance of 4km eastwards and
then a further distance of 3 km northwards.

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he would travel a DISTANCE of 7 km(4 km + 3 km)
and he has been displaced by or makes a displacement of 5 km
plz tell ur class and board .........and i would explain accordingly.........:)

Answers

2014-06-02T13:50:24+05:30
Distance travelled = 4+3 = 7Km.
displacement = shortest distance between two points
                   = √(4²+3²)
                    = √25
                    = 5Km.
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2014-06-02T13:52:59+05:30
(i)distance=4+3=7 km
(ii)displacement=(4^2+3^2)^1/2
                         =(5^2)^1/2=5 km
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