Well, on my homework I had these two questions, but got a bit confused about what they are asking, and whether my answer is right or not.
- What is the sign of the displacement if you are moving away from the origin?
- What is the sign of the displacement if you are moving toward from the origin?
My thoughts are that for both questions the signage would be positive as the magnitude of the displacement will always be positive, since the lower limit (I think) is equal to 0.
Am I right, or is the signage differ for the displacement depending on if you move away/towards from the origin?