An object has moved through a distance. Can it have zero displacement? If yes, support your answer with an example.


-Shresthi Goyal, Subject Matter Expert at Edumarz

Answer:  Yes, an object can have zero displacement. When an object starts from point ‘O’ and after travelling, comes back to ‘O’; then displacement becomes zero…

Displacement is the shortest distance measured from the initial point to the final point. When the shortest distance between initial point and final point becomes zero, displacement becomes zero.

 Similarly, when an object moves through a circular path and comes back to its initial point, the displacement becomes zero.

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