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## A runner starts at position zero and moves in one direction to position 12m 3. What is the distance traveled by the runner?

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Distance = 12 mExplanation:Distancecovered by the runner issame as the total paththat he has ran. Here, a person starts at 0 position and goes in one direction to position 12 m. Since the initial point is 0 and the final position is 12, the total distance is calculated by adding the 2 points as:0+12 = 12 m.So thedistance covered and the displacement both are samewhich is 12 meters.Distance traveledis thefull length of the pathcovered between two points. It isnot a vector andthedirection is nilandno negative sign. Example : Thedistancewalked by the teacher is3.0 m ,Thedistancewalked by a passenger is5.0 m.Also, thedistance traveled need not be equal tothe magnitude of the displacement which is the distance between the two positions.