# Classify the following as scalar and vector quantities. distance.

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• A scalar quantity has only magnitude.
• A vector quantity has both magnitude and direction.
Step 1:
We are asked to classify distance as a vector or a scalar quantity.
Clearly distance has only magnitude and does not have direction.
Step 2:
Hence it is a scalar quantity.
answered May 16, 2013

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