If a person travels 1 m in east and 4 m in west. The answer given for the distance is 4 m . How? I think it should be 1+4 = 5 m. Please clarify.

Asked by  | 2nd May, 2012, 09:56: PM

Expert Answer:

Yes, distance travelled will be 4 + 1 = 5 because distance is a scalar quantity imamterial to the direction in which motion occurs.

Answered by  | 3rd May, 2012, 12:18: PM

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