# What is a vector quantity?

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Editor">Editor Staff asked 1 year ago

What is a vector quantity?

(a) A quantity with only magnitude

(b) A quantity with only direction

(c) A quantity with both magnitude and direction

(d) A quantity without direction

The question was posed to me during an online exam.

My question is taken from Motion in a Plane topic in section Motion in a Plane of Physics – Class 11
Select the correct answer from above options
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Editor">Editor Staff answered 1 year ago

Right choice is (c) A quantity with both magnitude and direction

To elaborate: A vector quantity is one which has both magnitude and direction. Unlike scalars, it can also tell the direction in which is the entity is acting. Examples of vector quantities are force, velocity, displacement etc.

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