What is a Vector in Math? - Definition & Examples


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A vector is best described as which of the following?

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1. If Henry travels 10 units north, 5 units south, what is his displacement?

2. Zero displacement is like adding which of the following?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

See what you know about math with vectors via this worksheet and quiz. Describe a vector and calculate displacement among other things for the quiz.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

Use these study assessments to discover how well you know how to:

  • Define zero displacement
  • Represent r as the resultant vector
  • Identify the units to be considered when calculating the magnitude of a vector

Skills Practiced

This worksheet and quiz will guide you to practice the following:

  • Interpreting information - verify that you can read information regarding resultant vectors and interpret it correctly
  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding displacement
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to answer questions about math with vectors

Additional Learning

Review this lesson on the subject for more information. The lesson is named What is a Vector in Math? - Definition & Examples and it will cover the following objectives:

  • Recognize the role of a vector in math
  • Understand how vectors how represented
  • Determine operations with vectors
  • Define resultant
  • Identify an opposite vector