# science

A boy travels a distance of 10m towards south and then he runs towards east and travel 12m in that direction. Calculate yhe total distance travelled by the boy and displacement from his initial position.

1. 👍
2. 👎
3. 👁
1. Total Distance = sum of distances in each direction (south, then east).

Displacement =
distance between end point and starting point, irrespective of path.
(hint: use Pythagoras theorem, since the two legs are perpendicular to each other).

1. 👍
2. 👎
2. Distance 22

1. 👍
2. 👎

## Similar Questions

1. ### Physics

Five Boys are pushing a snowball, and each is pushing with a force of 10.0N. However, each boy is pushing in a different direction. They are pushing north, northeast, east, southeast, and south. (Each boy is pushing at an angle of

2. ### science - physics

A plane flies with a velocity of 52 m/s east through a12 m/s cross wind blowing the plane south. Find the magnitude and direction (relative to due east) of the resultant velocity at which it travels.

3. ### Physics

A truck travels due east for a distance of 1.7 km, turns around and goes due west for 7.1 km, and finally turns around again and travels 3.5 km due east. What is the total distance that the truck travels? What are the magnitude

4. ### Physics

A boy whose mass is 40kg runs up a flight of 30 steps each 150mm high in 6seconds. Find the average power developed (take g as 10m/s^2.

1. ### math

A long-distance runner runs 3 miles south and then 7 miles east. How far is the runner from the starting point A) 8.616 mi B) 10 mi C) 7.616 mi D) 4.472 mi I think it is eaither A or C but not sure

2. ### Physics

A delivery truck travels 18 blocks north, 10 blocks east, and 16 blocks south. what is its final displacement from the origin? assume the blocks are equal length. My only question is I got about 10 blocks for the displacement got

3. ### physics

If a person travels 40m due east, turns and travels 30m due west, what is the distance traveled?

4. ### physics

Five boys are pushing on a snowball, and each is pushing with a force of 20.0 N. However, each boy is pushing in a different direction. They are pushing north, northeast, east, southeast, and south. (Each boy is pushing at an

1. ### physics

1) A jogger runs directly east for 5 km, then turns and goes northwest for 7 km. He then travels directly south for 5 km. How far is he from the starting point? (km) 2) In what direction is he from the starting point(measured as

2. ### physics

Sam travels east on his kayak for a distance 1.00km.Then,he heads 60 degrees South of East for 0.75km and finally veers at 20 degrees north of east for 0.5km.At the end of his trip,where is Sam reletion to his starting piont?

3. ### Physics

A boy walks 10 m due west and 10m due south.What is the displacement.[2]a girl walks 12m northwards,5m eastwards and 7m southwards.Calculate her total displacement[3]a man walks 5km south and 3km in the direction 60 degree west of

4. ### Physics

a boat leaves shore and travels 30km east and then 15km 50 degree South of east Find the resultant the boats resultant displacement?