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Compute the (i) distance travelled and (ii) displacement made by the student when he travels a distance of 4km eastwards and then a further distance of 3 km northwards.

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(1)The distance travelled = 4+3 = 7 km.
(2) Displacement is defined as the shortest distance between the initial and the final point.
So, By Pythagoras theorem:

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