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Q: Andrea walked 1 block north and then 2 blocks west. How would you determine her total displacement?

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The total displacement will be calculated using Pythagoras theorem. The distance traveled will form the two sides of the triangle. Hence we have to calculate the hypotenuse side using the formula Square root of (2 power 2 + 1 power 2)=Square root(5)=2.23

That would be the vector sum; in this case use Pythagorean theorem as east and north are perpendicular; total displacement is sqrt of 5

Draw a vector from his starting point to his ending point.

Displacement is basically the total space between point A and point B. Commonly mistaken, displacement is different than distance. For example, if somebody walked 5 meters to the right, then 4 meters to the left, their displacement would be 1 meter, and their distance walked would be 9 meters.

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You finish 2 blocks east and 8 blocks south of your starting point.

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11 blocks: 1 more W and 10 S

It's a total of seven blocks... You would need to walk 5 blocks south, and 2 blocks east to end at your original starting place !

To complete the circle you would have to walk 10 blocks south and 1 block east to return to your starting point, 11 blocks.

You would have to walk 10 blocks south and then 5 blocks west or something like that for example 3 blocks west then 5 blocks south then 2 blocks west then 5 blocks south again but it all adds up to be a total of 15 blocks.

The final displacement would be 3 km east of the starting point.

She has walked 23 miles, but her displacement is only 7 miles.

There is no fixed block size.