An object goes from one point in space to another. After it arrives at its destination, its displacement is _________________ than the distance it traveled.
A) either greater than or equal to
B) always greater than
C) always equal to
D) either smaller than or equal to
E) always smaller than
F) either smaller or larger
The Attempt at a Solution
So, I thought that the displacement either smaller or larger than the distance traveled but I did not get this problem correct on my homework. Now that I am thinking about it more, I realize that displacement is the amount of movement by an object in a particular direction. So, would it instead be answer (C) always equal to? I just need this for verification purposes to make sure that my knowledge in this area is accurate. Any assistance on this problem would be greatly appreciated.