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Which statement correctly classifies distance and displacement?

a Both distance and displacement are vector quantities.
b Distance is a scalar quantity, and displacement is a vector quantity.
c Distance is a vector quantity, and displacement is a scalar quantity
d Both distance and displacement are scalar quantities.

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  1. answer is b Distance is a scalar quantity, and displacement is a vector quantity. :)

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  2. From Internet:

    Displacement is a vector quantity because it has both magnitude and direction. The shortest distance between the initial and final point of an object within a particular time is considered to be displacement. It is defined as the change in the position of an object. Displacement is known as a vector quantity having a direction and magnitude.

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