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Review Of Distance Displacement.

Right is considered
a) Positive
b) Negative
c) Neither
d)

Left is considered
a) Positive
b) Negative
c) Neither
d)

Does a car’s odometer measure distance traveled or displacement?
a) Displacement
b) Distance
c) Neither
d) Depends on the direction of the car

South is considered
a) Positive
b) Negative
c) Neither
d)

East is considered
a) Positive
b) Negative
c) Neither
d)

West is considered
a) Positive
b) Negative
c) Neither
d)

North is considered
a) Positive
b) Negative
c) Neither
d)

Displacement is best described as
a) The total ground covered by an object during its motion
b) The difference between an object's starting position and its final position
c) The precise location of an object in space at any given time
d) The amount of time it takes to complete an object's motion.

Distance is best described as
a) The total ground covered by an object during its motion
b) The precise location of an object in space at any given time
c) The difference between an object's starting position and its final position
d) The amount of time it takes to complete an object's motion.

A runner runs around a 400 m track for 3 loops. What is the runner's displacement?
a) 1200 m
b) 0 m
c) 400 m
d) Not enough information to tell

A race car drives around a race track that is a 2 mile loop. If the race consists of 10 loops around the track, what is the race car's distance?
a) 10 miles
b) 2 miles
c) 0 miles
d) 20 miles

A plane flies 400 Miles West to California from Chicago. From there, the plane flies back to Chicago, and then 250 Miles East to NYC. What is the plane's Displacement and Distance?
a) Displacement = 1050 Miles, Distance = 250 Miles East
b) Displacement = 250 East , Distance = 250 Miles
c) Displacement = 250 East , Distance = 1050 Miles
d) Displacement = 0 Miles , Distance = 250 Miles

A bird travels 50 miles North and then 50 Miles South, and then 50 Miles North Again, what is the bird's displacement and distance
a) Displacement = 50 Miles North, Distance = 150 Miles
b) Displacement = 50 Miles South, Distance = 150 Miles
c) Displacement = 150 Miles, Distance = 50 Miles North
d) Displacement = 150 Miles, Distance = 50 Miles South

A bus moves 4 miles west, and then 7 miles east, and then 8 miles back west. What is the bus's displacement?
a) 19 Miles
b) (-) 5 Mile West
c) 5 Miles East
d) 0 Miles

Distance can never be less than displacement
a) Always True
b) Sometimes True
c) Sometimes False
d) Always False

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