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If you go exactly twice round a field of perimeter 280m, what will your displacement be?
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If you go exactly twice round a field of perimeter 280m, what will your displacement be?
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CliffSedgeBest ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.1
Displacement is the difference between where you end up and where you start.
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If you go around the field exactly twice, how far are you from where you started?
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need_help!Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0
Yes, I know that :) But what was the first and last point you went to?
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CliffSedgeBest ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.1
Think about it (and draw a diagram!)
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need_help!Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0
Okay! I will try :D
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CliffSedgeBest ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.1
Physics takes some imagination. You should always help your imagination out by drawing a picture, but this one is easier than you think. (here's a hint: the perimeter of the field is irrelevant)
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need_help!Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0
Did he return to the same point?
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CliffSedgeBest ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.1
Yep. If you got exactly twice around something that's the same as going exactly once around  you'll end up in the exact same place you started from.
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CliffSedgeBest ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.1
And that's the same as not going anywhere at all!
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need_help!Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0
Which means zero :)) I can't believe I didn't know this one :P Thanksss!! :D
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CliffSedgeBest ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.1
Two primary tools for physics: math skills and common sense!
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need_help!Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0
Math skills= Calculator!! And common sense= I think I need to work on that a bit.
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need_help!Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0
What about this one though?
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If you go exactly twice round a field of perimeter 340m, what is the distance you travel?
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CliffSedgeBest ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.1
You know the distinction between distance and displacement?
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Then imagine if you did twice that perimeter in a straight line, how far did you go?
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CliffSedgeBest ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.1
(probably best to ask new questions as new threads)
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