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anonymous
 4 years ago
An ant is crawling along a straight wire, which we shall call the x axis, from A to B to C to D (which overlaps A), as shown in the figure below. O is the origin. Suppose you take measurements and find that AB is 62.0 cm, BC is 42.0 cm, and AO is 3.00 cm.What is the ant’s position at point B?
anonymous
 4 years ago
An ant is crawling along a straight wire, which we shall call the x axis, from A to B to C to D (which overlaps A), as shown in the figure below. O is the origin. Suppose you take measurements and find that AB is 62.0 cm, BC is 42.0 cm, and AO is 3.00 cm.What is the ant’s position at point B?

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anonymous
 4 years ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0dw:1328482924512:dw

anonymous
 4 years ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0dw:1328484105023:dw

asnaseer
 4 years ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.1dw:1328484223243:dw so at point B, the ant is 623 units away from the origin. i.e. it is positioned at x=59

anonymous
 4 years ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0do you know how to find the distance and displacement from point c to d

asnaseer
 4 years ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.1C to D would just be 6242=20

anonymous
 4 years ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0what is the the displacement from a to d

asnaseer
 4 years ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.1they tell you that A and D overlap  so what do you think the displacement from A to D is?

asnaseer
 4 years ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.1i.e. how far would you have to travel from A in order to get to D?

anonymous
 4 years ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0how about the displacement

asnaseer
 4 years ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.1displacement = distance travelled

asnaseer
 4 years ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.1thats it  looks like you've mastered this now :)

anonymous
 4 years ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0thank you. so when ever we want to find the position of the ant we have to think how far away from the orgin is it

asnaseer
 4 years ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.1you are more than welcome. and yes, position is always relative to the origin. displacement is just the distance travelled.

anonymous
 4 years ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0so they are the same ting. one more thing the displacent from c to d is negattive but the distance is positive . do you know why

asnaseer
 4 years ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.1C to D displacement is negative because you are travelling to the left. moving left to right along the xaxis is positive displacement. moving right to left along the xaxis is negative displacement.

asnaseer
 4 years ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.1distance travelled is always positive.

anonymous
 4 years ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0distance and displacement are the same thing but in displacement we have to show positive or negative

asnaseer
 4 years ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.1distance and displacement have the same magnitude (i.e. size). distance is always positive and tells you how far you travelled. displacement has a sign that tells you in which direction you travelled.

asnaseer
 4 years ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.1I'm glad I was able to help. :)

anonymous
 4 years ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0:) . when we are asked postion is referring to distance or displacement

asnaseer
 4 years ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.1position is always relative to the origin. so you apply a displacement to where ever you are right now. that will take you either to the left or right of where you are now (depending on the sign of the displacement). where ever you end up, your position is how far you are from the origin.

anonymous
 4 years ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0can you help me with finding position c

asnaseer
 4 years ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.1we know B is positioned at x=59 (from above) and C is 42cm to the left of this, so C's position is x=5942=17.

anonymous
 4 years ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0that what i got too. thanks

asnaseer
 4 years ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.1similarly, A and D's positions are x=3

asnaseer
 4 years ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.1as they are to the left of the origin O
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