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An ant starts at x = 20 cm on a piece of graph paper and walks along the x axis to x = -20 cm.?

It then turns around and walks back to -10 cm. What is the ant’s displacement and total distance covered?

1 Answer

  • Ash
    Lv 7
    10 months ago
    Favorite Answer

    displacement = 20 cm - (- 20cm) + (- 10 cm) = 30 cm

    distance covered = |(-20cm) - (20cm)| + |(-10cm) - (-20 cm)| = 40cm + 10cm = 50 cm

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