Ram travels on a straight road. he goes from position A to positon B. The distance between A and B is 4Kms.now from positon B he truns back and travels a distance of2 km. to trach the position C.
find 1)the total distance travelled by Ram during the whole journey and
2) magnitutude of his displacement

Asked by chaitra k k | 23rd May, 2014, 10:30: PM

Expert Answer:

The total distance travelled by Ram during the entire journey will be equal to the sum of distances travelled from A to B and then from B to C.
Hence, the total distance travelled is AB + BC = 4 + 2 = 6 km.
Displacement is the distance between the final and initial points in the path of the journey.
Hence, displacement is = AC = AB - BC = 4 - 2 = 2 km.

Answered by Romal Bhansali | 24th May, 2014, 12:23: PM