Distance and Displacement in Physics: Definition and Examples


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Distance is

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1. Displacement is

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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About This Quiz & Worksheet

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

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

These assessment tools can help you evaluate your knowledge of:

  • 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

Additional Learning

Take a better look at displacement and distance with the video lesson entitled Distance and Displacement in Physics: Definition and Examples. This lesson covers the following objectives:

  • Examine a real life scenario using distance and displacement
  • Identify properties of distance
  • Learn how to use displacement
  • Calculate distance traveled by objects