The displacement of a moving object in a given interval of time is zero. Would the distance travelled by the object also be zero? Justify your answer.

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Displacement in a moving object is the length off change in position. It can be zero also.

Distance is the total length of the path travelled by the moving object.

For example, in the above fig.

A moving object travels from A to B, B to C, C to D, and then D to A.

Here, Displacement is zero, because the moving object returned to its origin. while the distance $=AB+BC+CD+DA$

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