# Displacement may be zero even when distance travelled is not zero is it true is the reverse also true give examples

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For example, suppose a person walks 40m North, then 60m East, then 40m South, and finally 60m West. The person has travelled a distance of 200 m. But as he returns to his starting point, the displacement is zero.

Also, suppose you are walking around a circular park of radius 700m. You complete one round, then you have travelled the distance equal to circumference (here it is 4400 m), however your displacement is zero.

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However, the reverse (converse) of this statement, which is "Distance may be zero even when the displacement is not zero" is

but the reverse is not the same bcoz distance is the length of path from the initial position to the final position and if displacement is non-zero then their is some movement so distance in this case cannot be zero