Calculus (3rd Edition)

Published by W. H. Freeman
ISBN 10: 1464125260
ISBN 13: 978-1-46412-526-3

Chapter 12 - Parametric Equations, Polar Coordinates, and Conic Sections - 12.2 Arc Length and Speed - Preliminary Questions - Page 610: 4



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The displacement $d$ is given by $$d=\sqrt{(3-0)^2+(4-0)^2}=5.$$ The information is not enough to find the distance. To find the distance, we would need a parametrization for the path of motion.
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