To measure displacement, we need to mark points using x- and y-axes. One difference between displacement and distance is that displacement

**can be negative**, depending on the direction, just like co-ordinates of a point in a graph can be negative.Recall that displacement is nothing but the change in position. \(\text{Displacement} =\) \(\text{Final position}\) \(- \text{Initial Position}\)

Look at the animation and choose the right option.

Look at the animation and choose the right option.

- The figure moves from \(x = 1\) to \(x = 4\). So, \(\mathrm{Displacement} \, = -3\) along the +x direction.
- The figure moves from \(x = 1\) to \(x = 4\). So, \(\mathrm{Displacement} \, = 3\) along the +x direction.
- The figure moves from \(y = 1\) to \(y = 4\). So, \(\mathrm{Displacement} \, = 3\) along the +y direction.
- The figure moves from \(y = 1\) to \(y = 4\). So, \(\mathrm{Displacement} \, = -3\)along the +y direction.