Neil walks to his school which is 1km east away from his house. He travels 0.5 km east before he realizes he forgot his backpack and then wa

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Neil walks to his school which is 1km east away from his house. He travels 0.5 km east before he realizes he forgot his backpack and then walks back home to get it. After picking up his bag he then heads back to school. What distance did he cover? What was his displacement?

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Xavia 7 months 2021-07-14T07:55:45+00:00 1 Answers 0 views 0

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    2021-07-14T07:57:28+00:00

    Explanation:

    The distance between the school and house of Neil is 1 km

    He travels 0.5 km east before he realizes he forgot his backpack and then walks back home to get it. After picking up his bag he then heads back to school.

    The distance covered by an object is equal to the total path covered. The distance of Neil is 1 km.

    Displacement is the shortest path covered.

    Displacement = 0 + 0.5 +0 +0.5 = 1 km

    Hence, his distance and displacement is 1 km.

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