Asked Oct 30, 2019
A person walks 8 miles east and then walks 8 miles west from that point? What distance did he walk, and what was his displacement?
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A person walks 8 miles east and then walks 8 miles west from that point.

Step 2

The total distance covered by the person is

8 miles
8 miles
16 miles

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8 miles 8 miles 16 miles

Step 3

The direction of west is opposite the direction of east. This means that the person initially covered 8 miles walking in the east. After walking for the first 8 miles, he essentially is retracin...

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