# Question #fac8f

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Oct 20, 2016

Displacement is a vector quantity which refers to how far from the original position an object is.

As the book returns to initial position, displacement is **zero**.

On the other hand, Distance is a scalar quantity which refers to the ground covered by the object during its motion.

As the book moves once around the perimeter of a tabletop, the distance traveled is one perimeter of the table top.

Perimeter