# Differences between Speed and velocity Hello everybody today I’m answering an important question that many of us get confused about while writing exams mostly. And because of that confusion, many of us will lose most of the marks in the physics exam. So today let’s find the difference between Speed and Velocity.

So, I’m going to tell you what the difference is in words and then I will explain it with an easy example so basically the difference between them is that velocity has a direction while speed does not in physics we call speed.

A scalar quantity while velocity is a vector that means that if we take this expression 30 kilometers per hour just like that now this is speed because it says distance over time.

So, this is by definition speed as simple as that but for velocity now this expression would look something like 30 kilometers per hour in the north direction or dear north now let’s take a look at a very simple example.

If you took your bicycle and you want to go to the park if you’re riding your bicycle at five kilometers per hour until you reach the park.