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Book edition
9th Edition

Author(s)
Raymond A. Serway, John W. Jewett

Pages
1624 pages

ISBN
9781133947271

**Is it possible to add a vector quantity to a scalar quantity? Explain.**

No, it is not possible to add a vector quantity to a scalar quantity.

**Vector quantities are physical quantities for which both magnitude and direction are clearly defined.**

**Scalar quantities are physical quantities that have only one magnitude. It can be adequately described by a numerical value or a magnitude. There are no directions for a scalar quantity.**

A vector quantity has both magnitude as well as direction but scalar quantity has only magnitude. So a quantity having only magnitude can be added with scalar quantity like speed, mass, distance etc.

Example;

Try combining the velocity and speed. $8.0m/s+\left[\right(15.0m/s)North].$ .

No we cannot add a vector quantity to a scalar quantity.

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