# Distance and Displacement in Physics: Definition and Examples

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### Distance is

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### 2. A runner competes in the 400 meter dash and finishes with a time of 64 seconds. If the track is a perfect oval, with the starting line and finish line at the same point, and the runner's average speed was 6.25 meters/second, what was the total distance travelled by the runner?

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Use this quiz and worksheet to assess your knowledge of distance and displacement, and how they differ from each other.

## Quiz & Worksheet Goals

• Displacement
• Distance
• Solving for distance and displacement

## Skills Practiced

With this quiz and worksheet you can practice the following skills:

• Reading comprehension - ensure that you can draw the most relevant information from the related physics lesson
• Defining key concepts - ensure that you can accurately define primary terms, such as displacement and distance
• Problem solving - use acquired knowledge to solve distance and displacement practice problems