# Distance

Distance is explained with example.

The total length travelled by an object is known as distance. It is a scalar quantity. It means no direction.

If X1, X2  and X3 are distances travelled by an object.

Total distance = X1 + X2 + X3

The unit of the distance is m, cm or km.

Eg 1:-

Travelling of an object is showing below:

Calculate displacement of the object.

Distance of the object = Sum of all length travelled by an object

= 200

= 200 m

Hence, total length covered by an object is 200 m.

Eg 2 :-

Travelling of an object is showing below:

Calculate displacement of the object.

Distance of the object = Sum of all length travelled by an object

= 200 + 150

= 350 m

Hence, total length covered by an object is 350 m.

Eg 3 :-

Travelling of an object is showing below:

Calculate displacement of the object.

Distance of the object = Sum of all length travelled by an object

= 200 + 200

= 400 m

Hence, total length covered by an object is 400 m.

Helping Topics

Motion

Practice sheet, class 7

Worksheet Class 9

NCERT solutions, class 7

NCERT Solutions Class 9

Displacement

Time

Acceleration

Speed