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

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In the figure distance of an object moved from 0 to A is 60 km and distance travelled is 60 km and displacement is 60 km. From 0 to A and back to B, distance travelled is 60 km + 25 km = 85 km. But displacement (35 km) is not equal to distance travelled (85 km). If we observe like this, displacement of a body is zero, but distance travelled is not zero, starting from point ‘0’ and returning back to ‘O’ final position is mixing with initial point. Hence displacement is zero.

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