Displacement, Speed and Velocity – Practice


1) A jogger ran the following path shown in pink. Determine the distance and the displacement covered on her run from the diagram:

2) A dog chases a ball for 40m west and it takes 5 seconds before he catches it. Calculate:

a) the speed of the dog:

b) the velocity of the dog:

3) A cat runs around the neighbourhood for 10 minutes at an average speed of 1.5 m/s. How far does the cat cover in this time?

4) A cyclist travels 80km in 5 hours. What is their speed in m/s? 

Quick Answers:

1) distance = 38m, displacement = 18m right

2) a) 8 m/s     b) 8 m/s west

3) 900m

4) 4.4 m/s

Worked Answers: