# In a long jump event, the total path covered by an athlete is 10.6 m. Is it distance or displacement?Why?Give reasons for your answer.

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by 007gaurav

2014-06-21T13:57:29+05:30

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The athlete has covered 10.6m but any specific direction is not given It is the distance because direction is not given
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ya u r right but since its given in the question that the path covered by the athlete is 10.6m n the direction is not given
final answer is distance or displacement
u can go ahead with distance
distance bcz when complit 10.6m then he back in original position
2014-06-21T14:26:37+05:30
It can be displacement as well as distance because most of the paths in which athletes run for long jump are straight in direction so it can be displacement in this case but if the path is not straight or the atheletes run in zig zag motion then it is distance.