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Which statement correctly classifies distance and displacement?

Both distance and displacement are scalar quantities.

Both distance and displacement are vector quantities.

Distance is a scalar quantity, and displacement is a vector quantity.

Distance is a vector quantity, and displacement is a scalar quantity.

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  1. Distance, like 10 miles, is a scalar magnitude
    Displacement, like 10 miles NORTH, is a vector.
    if you walk north a mile from your house then back a mile south,
    your distance = 1+1 = 2 miles
    HOWEVER, your displacement is ZERO

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  2. that doesnt help at all.

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  3. oh i lied it did (answer is **Distance is a scalar quantity, and displacement is a vector quantity.**)

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