# Can distance be negative Yes or no?

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## Can distance be negative Yes or no?

Distance can never be negative and distance travelled never decreases. While displacement can be negative, positive or zero as displacement is change in position with respect to the original position of an object.

### Can a displacement be negative?

Displacement can be positive, negative, and even zero.

#### Can a body have constant velocity?

No, a body can not have its velocity constant, while its speed varies. Rather, it can have its speed constant and its velocity varying. For example in a uniform circular motion.

**Can a body moving at a constant speed have acceleration Why?**

The velocity vector is constant in magnitude but changing in direction. For this reason, it can be safely concluded that an object moving in a circle at constant speed is indeed accelerating. It is accelerating because the direction of the velocity vector is changing.

**Which bucket has more inertia?**

Initially both buckets are at the state of rest. Now if we want to push these buckets into a swinging motion, the bucket with sand would require more force, because it has more mass or inertia.

## Is it true that the more mass a body has the more inertia it has?

The tendency of an object to resist changes in its state of motion varies with mass. Mass is that quantity that is solely dependent upon the inertia of an object. The more inertia that an object has, the more mass that it has. A more massive object has a greater tendency to resist changes in its state of motion.

### How do you know which object has more inertia?

The first Law states that all objects have inertia. The more mass an object has, the greater its inertia and the more force it takes to change its state of motion. The amount of inertia an object has depends on its mass – which is roughly the amount of material present in the object.

#### What objects have the greatest inertia?

The tendency of an object to resist a change in velocity is known as the object’s inertia. For example, a train has significantly more inertia than a skateboard.

**Which is more inertia?**

Answer: Inertia is the measure of the mass of the body. The greater is the mass of the body; the greater is its inertia and vice-versa.