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Does having metre in a calculation make the outcome a vector quantity.

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Does having metre in a calculation make the outcome a vector quantity.

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I don't think so. A meter is simply distance, it does not have a direction.

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Distance is a scalar quantity though and has the metre as its SI unit, displacement also has metres as its unit but is a vector. The unit isn't relevant to whether something is a vector or not as the absolute value of the vector will be a scalar of the same units.

I think you might be getting mixed up with unit vectors perhaps? I.e.