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Can displacement be greater than, less than, or equal to total distance?

  1. Sep 12, 2012 #1
    In a hypothetical situation, including every type of hypothetical situations, can a displacement be greater than, less than, or equal to the total distance?
     
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  3. Sep 12, 2012 #2

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    What do you think, and why ?
     
  4. Sep 12, 2012 #3
    I think it can be less than or equal to, but never greater than because displacement is always going to the net distance; in other words, the final distance subtracted from the initial distance.
     
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