Couple cannot produce a translational motion. A. True B. False

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Couple cannot produce a translational motion.

A. True

B. False

This question was addressed to me in an online interview.

This key question is from Forces of Nature in portion Gravitation of Engineering Physics I

Correct choice is A. True

For explanation: A pair of equal and opposite forces acting on a body along two different lines of action constitutes a couple. A couple has a turning effect, but no resultant force acts on a body. Thus it cannot produce translational motion.