You and your dog go for a walk to a nearby park. On the way, your dog takes many short side trips to chase

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You and your dog go for a walk to a nearby park. On the way, your dog takes many short side trips to chase squirrels, examine fire hydrants, and so on. When you arrive at the park, do you and your dog have the same displacement? Have you traveled the same distance? Explain.

Answer:

The displacement is the same for the dog and us, while the distance traveled by the dog is greater than the distance traveled by us.